Thursday, August 02, 2007

Trains on stamps

Al Peterson, writes on his Rail Philatelist website, "If you are interested in railway philately or railroad paper memorabilia you have come to the right web site."

The site includes a Railroad Philately exhibit which started as a one-frame exhibit for his local stamp and railroad clubs. In it are examples of train stamp errors including the one shown above.

Issued in May of 1944, Scott 922, commemorates the 75th anniversary of the completion of the 1st transcontinental railway and the Golden Spike ceremony that accompanied it.

If you look closely, you'll notice that the American Flag is blowing in one direction and the smoke and steam from the train another.

Click here for more trains on stamps.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM