Embossed postcard with train image - Limited Express
Flowering Trees Issue
March 19, 1998
Now and then I see a modern First Day Cover depicting a train, but with no railroad connection in the stamp(s), yet I like it so much I just have to own it. The pair above were ones I could not pass by, and they probably reveal more than anything else I have said in these pages about why I collect trains. The maker is David Emke, the medium is water-color. Wow!
32¢ THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY
CELEBRATE THE CENTURY ISSUE - 1900's - February 3, 1998
This was the first sheet in a three-year USPS extavaganza of ten sheets,
one per decade of the 20th Century.
The train here is in the text and theme of the stamp, rather than the
image, a twist I like.
This time the USPS DID sell a "press sheet" for the issue, though its
format is rather dull, just four panes, 2 by 2.
32¢ PANAMA CANAL
CELEBRATE THE CENTURY ISSUE - 1910's - February 3, 1998
This is more a rail theme stamp than a real train stamp.
Below is the Fred Collins
FDC for this issue.
Again, there was a "press sheet" for the issue. Again just four panes, 2 by 2.
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