It's President's Day in the United States on Monday. Washington's birthday and Lincoln's birthday have been glommed together (assimilated?) into what's seen now as a day off and a chance to shop some sales.
Let's look at some stamps.
On the left: a penny stamp from 1908, featuring Ben Franklin. On the right: a penny stamp from 1949, featuring George Washington. I don't think I need to explain who these two men were, and how important they were to the early United States.
There must be millions of these two stamps out there, many still affixed to vintage postcards. Thank you, humble green stamps, that helped send these postcards on their way.
Theme next week: stamps from the internet age: Zazzle-style stamps (see http://dorincard.blogspot.com/ ), or featuring computers. Or anything you wish.