Sunday, June 16, 2024

Sunday Stamps: Fatherly Figures

 Good Day, and welcome to my blog.  It is a cool morning in the American Midwest, but will soon go up to 90 degrees F as the heat dome overtakes us.

It's time for Sunday Stamps, and I am sharing a stamp issued last year by the US Postal Service.  It is of Chief Standing Bear.

Chief Standing Bear, a Ponca chief
In 1879, Chief Standing Bear won a landmark court ruling that determined a Native American was a person under the law with an inherent right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Their homeland in NE Nebraska was given away and about 700 Ponca people had been relocated to Indian Territory (OK).  Standing Bear sued the government for his freedom after being arrested, along with 29 others, for attempting to return to his homeland.
After winning his case, he and others from his tribe were allowed to return to their old reservation.
In 1924, one issue that his 1879 case had raised was finally resolved when Congress adopted the Indian Citizenship Act, which conferred citizenship on all Native Americans born in the United States.

His Wikipedia page with more information is HERE.

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Viridian

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Sunday Stamps: Countryside

 Good Day, and welcome to my blog.  It is a cool sunny morning here in the American Midwest, with warmer temperatures later on.

It's time for Sunday Stamps, and the theme is the countryside.  Having none in hand, I did a google search and an anonymous Amazon seller came to my rescue:


This is a set of Forever stamps of winter scenes, but there is a red barn, and some wildlife.

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Viridian

Sunday, June 2, 2024

Sunday Stamps: Movement

 Good day, and welcome to my blog.  It is a cool cloudy day in the American Midwest, and time for Sunday Stamps.

The theme this week is movement, and there are a number of ways to interpret this.  How to show this in a small space?

The US Postal Service came to my rescue, with a set of stamps showing endless movement, endlessly the same:


And a scan of just one:

Some famous locations, such as Yosemite and Yellowstone, but also some lesser known waterfalls.  See the USPS webpage for the details on these.  All beautiful, in my opinion.

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Viridian

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Sunday Stamps: Mountains

 Good Day, and welcome to my blog.  It promises to be a warm humid day in the American Midwest, wtih thunderstorms this evening.

It's time for Sunday Stamps, and the theme is mountains.  I am sharing one of the Ansel Adams stamps that were just released as a set of 16 by the US Postal Service.  Issued May 15,2024.

This is Half Dome, in Yosemite, and the scan is from the USPS.  As is the grouping below:


Ansel Adams worked in black and white, I think exclusively.  I have always liked his images.

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Viridian

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