Sunday, 6 January 2019

Sunday Stamps T3 - USA

The UK press has had articles this week about Tombstone and 'The Gunfight at OK Corral.' I preferred the film 'High Noon' myself - and the ballad that accompanied it.

In case you are wondering what Frankie Laine has to do with 'T' related stamps, this is who composed the music for both films.
USA - 16 September 1999
This stamp came from the American Music Series for Hollywood Composers.
On the clear morning of August 6, 1945  Little Boy, the first atomic bomb, was dropped on Japan. The man who authorised that act was - 
USA - 18 February 1999
Fortunately the stamp does not commemorate the act. The stamp from the Celebrate the Century Series chose this for the 1940s. Truman is reputed to have had a sign on his desk declaring 'The Buck Stops Here'.

Tom Sawyer is said to be the first book written (in 1904) on a typewriter - by 
USA - 25 June 2011
The stamp is part of the Literary Art Series.

I cannot find a date on the copy of 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' that sits on one of our bookcases - but its pages are turning brown!

For other 'T' related stamps check the links at Sunday-stamps-t.


FinnBadger said...

Great T stamps. I haven't seen the Tiomkin stamp before, so I definitely learned something today.

violet s said...

The way the Truman stamp is cropped caused an involuntary shudder ;)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob - what a great post letting us know about these series of stamps - loved seeing them. Have a very peaceful year ahead - cheers Hilary

Joy said...

High Noon has definitely the most memorable theme song. Love old book covers, that one has everything that says river adventure.

Eva A. said...

Tom Sawyer was a favourite book as a child. I didn't know about the typewriter!