Saturday, 14 August 2010

LIGHTHOUSE POSTCARD FROM USA

Tamara sent me a multiview postcard with nine lighthouses and one lightship from the state of Oregon.
The U.S. state of Oregon is located on the Pacific coast north of California. Almost all of its coastline is steep and scenic, and the lighthouses are generally built on spectacular headlands. Protected harbors are very scarce. In all, there are 12 lighthouses, two of them built privately. In addition, the lightship Columbia is preserved at Astoria.
The 5–cent definitive American Toleware stamp features a black toleware coffeepot decorated with red flowers; purple forget–me–nots; and yellow, green and orange leaves, from the Winterthur Museum in Delaware. Curators at Winterthur believe that it was manufactured in Philadelphia between 1850 and 1875.

The 44–cent special stamp “Celebrate!” issued on June 10, 2009 helps to acknowledge a host of happy occasions, from birthdays to engagements to anniversaries and more. When good times call for good wishes, this stamp will add a touch of cheer to special greeting cards and gift-bearing packages.
On April 22, 2010, US Postal Service issued a 44–cent, Love: Pansies in a Basket commemorative stamp. The stamp features the image of a white woven cart filled with deep and light purple pansies and green foliage. The word “LOVE” adorns the left side of the stamp.

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