In the May-June 2011 Journal of Thematic Philately issued by the American Topical Association (ATA), I read with great pleasure Wayne L. Youngblood’s article titled: “Greenstamps Provide Topical Springboard” in which he relates his challenging experience of creating first day covers with the USA Go Green stamps released last April 14th.
Mr Youngblood’s creativity is amazing! Just to give you an idea, take a look at this wonderful philatelic collectible produced with the first stamp of the pane which descriptive reads: “Buy Local Produce, Reuse Bags”:
And the above is just one fabulous example!
Get your hands on the May-June 2011 issue of the Topical Time to discover how the other 15 stamps of the series were matched with related documents by Wayne L. Youngblood to create fascinating first day covers.
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Your Topical Stamp Collecting Queen 😉