You’re a leader Charlie Brown

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You're a leader Charlie Brown

A lesson from Charlie Brown on perseverance…

I know what you’re thinking: Charlie Brown is giving advice on being a leader? I’m as surprised as you are. I mean, I’m a pretty average kid—below average, most days. And I lose more times than I win.

But I’ve hit a game-winning home run, and I even won a game of marbles once, so I know what winning feels like. That next victory could be just around the corner… one more try away. So I keep trying.

Good grief—I think that could be it! So I keep trying.

On any given day, we can be as shy and withdrawn as Charlie Brown, as pushy as Lucy, as introspective as Linus, as raucous as Peppermint Patty, as zealous as Schroeder, as sunny as Sally, or as self-absorbed as Snoopy.

Yet, no matter our mood, each and every day, we all strive to be leaders in our fields, to our family, or of our own goals. Reflecting on what the Peanuts gang can teach us, we can unlock inspiration for each day of our lives.

CHARLES SCHULZ was an award-winning cartoonist best known for the comic strip Peanuts, launched in 1950. Over the years, this comic strip appeared in more than 2,000 newspapers around the world.

Source: Simple Truths

PS: Charlie Brown is also pictured on multiple postage stamps from worldwide countries. A great collectable 🙂

charlie brown on stamps fdc



Famous Quotes From Mark Twain aka Samuel L Clemens in Stamp Collecting

Mark Twain on Worldwide Postage Stamps -  Topical stamp Collecting

Mark Twain on Worldwide Postage Stamps | Source:

It was Mark Twain who said,

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you did not do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bow lines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails, explore, dream and discover.”

That’s not something we do in the future. It’s something we do in the now. So, today — Explore. Dream. Discover.

To a Day of Discovery,

Mary Morrissey

Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens
November 30, 1835
Florida, Missouri, U.S.
Died April 21, 1910 (aged 74)
Redding, Connecticut, U.S.
Pen name Mark Twain
Occupation Writer, lecturer
Nationality American
Genres Fiction, historical fiction, children’s literature, non-fiction, travel literature, satire, essay, philosophical literature, social commentary, literary criticism
Notable work(s) Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Spouse(s) Olivia Langdon Clemens (m. 1870–1904)
Children Langdon, Susy, Clara, Jean

Signature                                                                          Source: Wikipedia


USA-Samuel L Clemens-1940-Mark-Twain-Sc863

USA Samuel L Clemens 1940 Mark Twain Scott #863

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain - Postage Stamps

USA -Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain - Postage Stamps -Scott 2787

Russia  Mark Twain Scott# 2403 Postage Stamp

Russia 1960 Mark Twain Scott# 2403 Postage Stamp

USA 1972 Tom Sawyer | Mark Twain | Scott # 1470

USA 1972 Tom Sawyer | Mark Twain | Scott # 1470


Mark Twain Famous Quotes On Posters & Canvas Print

    Mark Twain Famous Quote on Posters & Canvas prints
    (Available at – Click on the image)

Happy collecting!

Talk soon,


Your Topical Stamp Collecting Queen 😉


Gretna Green Topical Postmarks on First Day Covers

Today I will share with you a cross blog post that I wrote on website (…)

After reading Iain’s such informative article “Married at Gretna Green!“, I simply could not resist to google away in search of philatelic collectibles about this very unique romantic little town!


Gretna Green Topical Postmark 2001

Results from the Web were fascinating and I’m excited to feature some examples below:

Great-Britain-2001-First Issue Of Occasions stamps
Great-Britain, First Issue of Occasions stamps, Set of 5 , 2001

On BFDC ‘s website (an acronym for Bradbury First Day Covers), long time UK established company catering to First Day Covers stamp collectors, I discovered that it was a Gretna Green topical postmark that tied Britain’s first ever ” Occasions” stamps issue.

Wow.. a “Première” . 😉

Gretna Green Postmarks 2001 Bradbury FDC
Gretna Green Topical Postmark ties Britain’s First Ever Occasions Stamp Issue

You might be wondering what is a “First Day Cover” (FDC)…. A First Day Cover is a cover franked with a postage stamp or stamps, postmarked and sent through the post on the first day they were officially authorised for use.

On the cover pictured above, the date of the postmark is 6 February 2001 which is the official date of issue for the set of five stamps commemorating various occasions or greetings: Thanks, Teddy baby, Cheers, Welcome and Love.

During my research, I found a variety of postmarks created for the little town of Gretna Green and they romantically adorn some very colorful First Day Covers:



Great Britain's Occasions Stamps Tied with Gretna Green Topical Postmark

Gretna Green Postmarks 2002 Bradbury FDC

Great Britain's Occasions Stamps FDC - Gretna Green Topical Postmark


Great Britain's Occasions Stamps FDC - Gretna Green Topical Postmark

GB- Gretna-Green-Postmarks-1981-Bradbury-FDC-St-Valentines day

Great Britain -Gretna Green Postmarks -1981 Bradbury FDC for St-Valentines Day


Great Britain, Gretna Green Postmark on a Benham First Day Cover with Teddy Bear cachet

I find these subjects are great ideas for a topical stamp collection created around stamps depicting Greetings, Occasions, Hearts, Love & Romance, or St-Valentine’s day.

You already collect postage stamps by subjects? Leave a comment below and share with us your favorite topics.

Talk soon.