The Showgard "Desert Magic" Drying System utilizes a special release paper with heavy blotting pages. The release paper will not permit stamps to adhere to the drying surface. The absence of plastic interleaves shortens the time traditionally needed to dry stamps. This innovative drying book is a must for flat out soaking of stamps off paper.
USPS Breast Cancer Research Forever Stamps - Sheet of 20 Semipostal Stamps
The Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamp, originally issued in 1998, is being reissued in 2014. Semipostals are stamps sold at a surcharge to raise money for a particular cause. Purchase of this stamp supports the Breast Cancer Research work of the National Institutes of Health and the Medical Research Program of the Department of Defense. The stamp art depicts a woman standing with her right arm raised, reaching behind her head in the position recommended for breast self-examination. The drawing of the woman's body is set against a background of pastel colors ranging from yellow to violet that cover the entire face of the stamp. Across the top of the stamp are the words "Breast Cancer." Circling the figure's right breast are the phrases, in all caps, "FUND THE FIGHT." and "FIND A CURE." Art director Ethel Kessler, herself a breast cancer survivor, faced a challenge in designing the stamp. She wanted a design that brought awareness to the importance of Breast Cancer Research while offering a positive and uplifting image. After working with variations on the theme of pink ribbons-the symbol of breast cancer awareness-and photographs that struck her as too melancholy, Kessler turned to artist Whitney Sherman for other ideas. Sherman produced many sketches, but one stood out from the others. A woman stands with her right arm raised, reaching behind her head in the position recommended for breast self-examination. The pose reminded the artist of depictions of the ancient Greek goddess of the hunt, Artemis (Diana to the Romans), reaching back to pull an arrow from the quiver hanging from her shoulder. The archetype represented by Artemis signifies strength, courage, survival, and hope, all the emotions that the art director and artist hoped to capture in the stamp art. This version of the stamp is valued as a Forever Stamp, valid for first-class, one ounce postage or towards the total mailing cost of any USPS shipment
David Bowie Live Stamp Sheet Collectible Postage Stamps Royal Mail 2017
Manufacturer: Royal Mail
Brand: Royal Mail
This beautiful sheet of four David Bowie Collectible Postage Stamps issued by Royal Mail in 2017. The four stamps feature live shows including the Ziggy Stardust Tour and the A Reality Tour. Background image is from the Glass Spider Tour.
Leopard seal Saubere Meere Vereinte Nationen -Handmade Framed Postage Stamp Art 12234
Brand: Passion Gift Stamp Art
This leopard seal Saubere Meere Vereinte Nationen Postage Stamp Art is handmade by our family in Vancouver, Canada. Since 2001, we've been making and selling our art at craft fairs.
We use only genuine, collectible postage stamps. Each piece is about the size of your hand (3.6" x 2.8"). We choose from postage stamps worldwide and craft the wood frames in our studio. We're humbled that over ten thousand people have given our art to their friends and loved ones.
Thanks for browsing our collection. We hope you'll find a piece that you enjoy. If you have a question, please send us a message. We look forward to your thoughts.
From our hands and hearts,
James & Selyn
Showgard mounts are made of oriented polystyrene and are free of chemicals that may be harmful to postage stamp paper, ink or gum. The material in these mounts will not shrink or discolor and is 100% waterproof. All Showgard mounts are gummed with an exclusive formula to ensure safe, firm adhesion to the album page.