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Post Office Murals US Forever Stamp

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Does your local Post Office have a painted art mural? These 5 beautifully painted art murals are the few remaining ones found in lobbies of post offices across the country.  “Kiowas Moving Camp” (1936) - Anadarko, Oklahoma“Mountains and Yucca” (1937) - Deming, New Mexico“Antelope” (1939) - Florence, Colorado“Sugarloaf Mountain” (1940) - Rockville, Maryland“Air Mail” (1941) - Piggott, Arkansas If you're fortunate to be near these post offices, go check out these special works of art. 

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George H.W. Bush US Forever Stamp

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George H.W. Bush's political career began in 1963 as chairman of the Harris County, Texas Republican Party. He served two years as an Ambassador to the United Nations in 1971 and other government roles as Head of U.S. Liaison Office in China (1974-1975) and  Director of Central Intelligence (1976–1977). He was elected as vice president with Ronald Reagan as president for 2 terms in 1981 and 1985. And, in 1989 he was elected to become the 41st president of the United States. In 1990, he led a multinational coalition that successfully forced Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait in the Persian...

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Coral Reefs US Postcard Stamps

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Coral reefs are some of the amazing, diverse marine ecosystems that provide both food and shelter to a diverse number of sea creatures. Coral reefs are often called the "Rainforests of the Sea" occupying a tenth of a fraction of the world's oceans, yet these reefs support a huge number of sea life. Like rain forests, coral reefs are fragile because its very existence depends on the conditions present in our ocean waters. Environmental threats like rising water temperature, overfishing and runoff make these ecosystems prone to lasting damage for years to come. To bring awareness of the coral reefs' delicate nature,...

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Marvin Gaye US Forever Stamp

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Marvin Gaye was an American singer, song writer and record producer known as the "Prince of Soul" for his contributions to Motown music. His musical career which span from a stint with a group he co-founded in the late 50's named, "The Marquees" to playing solo music performances in the 60's to 70's propelled him to become one of the most successful and talented musician in his generation. Sadly, in 1984 his life ended after his father fatally shot him. He was 44 years old. Since his death, he received several awards posthumously which includes the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award,...

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Cactus Flower US Forever Stamp

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When nothing else survives, the cactus plant stands out. These cacti are no ordinary desert dwellers, as these toughest desert plants have one of the most colorful and beautiful displays of flowers.  There are 10 flowering cacti featured in this stamp series by the US Postal Service Cactus Flower Forever Stamp series: Opuntia engelmannii - Prickly Pear cactus   Rebutia minuscula - a cactus from Northern Argentina Echinocereus dasyacanthus - Texas Rainbow cactus Echinocereus poselgeri - Dahlia cactus Echinocereus coccineus - Scarlet Hedgehog cactus Pelecyphora aselliformis - Hatchet cactus Parodia microsperma - Golden Tom Thumb cactus Echinocactus horizonthalonius - Turk's Head cactus Thelocactus heterochromus - Thelocactus Parodia scopa - Silver...

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