Monday, 28 June 2010

COVER AND LIGHTHOUSE POSTCARD FROM USA

One more nice cover from USA with a Californian lighthouse postcard sent by Mr. McRoberts. Let's see the stamps from the left to the right: the centenary of Nevada statehood was celebrated on a 5¢ stamp issued on July 22, 1964. The stamp depicts an image of Virginia City and the map of Nevada on the right corner.
The U.S. Postal Service released on September 24, 1966 a 5¢ commemorative stamp honoring Johnny Appleseed. Appleseed, whose real name was John Chapman, was born on September 26, 1774 and is world reknowned for having planted thousands of apple trees around the Northwest Territories of the United States.
 On May 27, 2010, US issued a 44-cent commemorative stamp honoring Kate Smith, the celebrated singer and entertainer, best known for her rendition of Irving Berlin's "God Bless America". 
Katharine Hepburn, one of America’s most fascinating and awarded film stars, is remembered by US Postal Service on a 44–cent commemorative stamp issued on May 12, 2010. Hepburn holds the record for the most Best Actress Oscar wins with four, from 12 nominations.


Point Conception Lighthouse is located on Point Conception at the west entrance of the Santa Barbara Channel, California, about 15 miles (25 km) south of Lompoc. One of the earliest California light stations, built in 1856, the original tower was built high on the sandstone cliffs. In 1882, the lighthouse was moved and rebuilt from the top of the bluff to a mesa halfway down, 133 feet above the Pacific Ocean. The 52 ft (16 m) stucco-clad brick tower attached to a 1-story brick fog signal building is still in good condition. Due to the remoteness and inaccessibility of the lighthouse, few are the people who get to enjoy the beauty of this location.

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