Save $3 on this 1931 Cacheted First Day Cover
The Battle of Yorktown was the last major conflict in the American Revolution. At Yorktown, Virginia, American and French forces under the command of General George Washington and Lt. General Rochambeau laid siege to the town of Yorktown, then held by Lt. General Charles Cornwallis, commander of the British troops. While Chesapeake Bay was blocked by an armada commanded by Admiral De Grasse, preventing the escape of Cornwallis by sea, ground troops trapped Cornwallis on land. On October 19, 1781, Cornwallis surrendered, marking the end of major hostilities between the Americans and British, and prompting negotiations between the two nations to end the war and grant independence to the United States.
In 1931, the Post Office marked the 150th anniversary of this important battle with a stamp picturing Washington, Rochambeau and De Grasse, issued in the town of Wethersfield, Connecticut. This small town, the oldest town in Connecticut, was the site where in May 1781 Washington and Rochambeau planned the Siege of Yorktown. This classic first day cover bears the official cachet of the town's Yorktown celebration, and pictures the historic Webb house where the Siege of Yorktown plans were made, as well as the October 19, 1931 postmark of the town of Wethersfield. It was issued at a time when artwork cachets were not common on first day covers. (US #703 FDC)
1931 Yorktown Cacheted First Day Cover - Regularly $29.00
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Save $2 on this 1986 Complete Mint Set of 8
For over 1000 years, people have been enchanted by the Legend of King Arthur. The son of King Uther Pendragon, Arthur was born in troubled times and raised in secrecy. When Uther died, there was great conflict over who should be the next king. The wizard Merlin used his magic to set a sword in stone, decreeing that whoever pulls out the sword shall be the next king. Of course all contenders tried to draw the sword and failed, but one man - Arthur - withdrew the sword and became king. This colorful and highly detailed set from St. Vincent chronicles the life of King Arthur ... becoming King of Britain ... the gift of Excalibur from the Lady of the Lake ... the gathering of the Knights of the Round Table ... his quest for the Holy Grail ... Camelot ... as well as his advisor and magician Merlin and the hero Sir Lancelot. Add this wonderful set to our collection and save $2 off our regular price! (St. Vincent #979-979G)
King Arthur Set of 8 - Regularly $7.00
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Save $20 on this scarce 1994 sheet -- quantities are limited
It should have been a celebration of the West's most captivating characters, yet became one of the great errors in U.S. stamp history. Instead of legendary Bill Pickett, the first African-American cowboy inducted into the National Rodeo Hall of Fame, red-faced postal officials portrayed his cousin Ben. The sheets were hastily recalled but 183 had already been sold before the scheduled official first day of issue in April - a few later sold at auction for $15,000! To diffuse the uproar, a lottery sale of 150,000 sheets was announced for single orders postmarked on October 1, 1994. The small quantity sold quickly and high collector demand have made these sheets issued over 20 years ago an incredible modern rarity. Quantities are limited. (US #2870)
Legends of the West Error Sheet of 20 - Regularly $295.00 Kenmore Online Special Only $275.00
1995 Guyana Mint Set of 12 Giant Self-Adhesive Stamps
Babe Ruth, "the Sultan of Swat", is honored with this fascinating and unusual philatelic tribute. These giant collector-card-size stamps with period photographs, fact-filled anecdotes and the Babe's trademarked signature make it a Triple Crown winner. Current catalog value for this huge set of 12 is $70 - order online and save over $40! Actual stamp size: 2 -1/2" x 3-1/2".
Giant Babe Ruth Centennial - online special $29