Sunday, 2 December 2018

Sunday Stamps P3 - USA

The 100th anniversary of Fort Kearney was commemorated in 1948 with this stamp

USA 22 September 1948
As 'Guardian of the Pioneer' in Nebraska Fort Kearney was. in the blurb on the US Stamp Gallery,  an important post protecting settlers from Indian raiders.

27 April 1949 saw the issue of a stamp for the first gubernatorial election in Puerto Rico.

It depicts a Puerto Rican farmer, a cogwheel and a ballot box. Puerto Rico had been ceded to the US in 1898 as a result of the Spanish-American war.

A man who distinguished himself in that Spanish-American war was 

USA - General John J Pershing
The stamp was issued  on 17 November 1961. Pershing was America's WWI most celebrated hero having commanded the American Expeditionary Forces in 1917.

There is a bonus 'P' with that Portland Oregon postmark. 

For other 'P' related stamps visit Sunday-stamps-p.


Joy said...

Wow that is a plethora of Ps.

FinnBadger said...

Lots of clever P words in your post today, including the word 'postage' that is on the stamps. I wonder when they stopped that practice?

Fort Kearney is a beautiful vintage stamp.

Eva A. said...

The connexions you make between the letters and the stamps are always interesting.