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Sunday, 22 July 2018

Sunday Stamps Ii A-Z 'W' USA

The 150th anniversary of the Ratification of the Constitution of the USA was commemorated with a stamps issued on 21 June 1938.


In case you wondered how this links to 'W' the building shown is the Old Courthouse at Williamsburg.

Franklin D Roosevelt was the only US President to serve 12 years. He died in 1945.

Roosevelt and the White House - 27 June 1945
In 1903 Wilbur and Orville Wright's plane flew 120 feet in 12 seconds. This stamp commemorated their feat.

The Wright Bros with their plane - 17 December 1949
For other 'w' related stamps fly over to Sunday-Stamps-w.


5 comments:

violet s said...

That plane looks so unstable to me!
Judging by the wardrobe of those in the first stamp, I guess it is meant to show a 1788 scene.
(hoping the current occupant of the WH never gets a stamp)

Eva A. said...

I like the W-connections. I never would have guessed on the first seal!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob ... Interesting about Roosevelt serving so long, until his death ... he was central to 20thC history; while I'd love to visit the Williamsburg Courthouse; The Wright brothers really started something didn't they ... great 'Ws' ... cheers Hilary

FinnBadger said...

Great Ws today. I'm with Violet on this one :)

Ana said...

some nice old gems here, and not so common W's too :)