Wednesday, January 07, 2009

APS Alaska Album Available for Download

The American Philatelic Society is offering a free 15-page Stamps of Alaska album.

The mini-album showcases United States stamps that are related to the Alaska’s history and geography, its people, plants and animals. Created in cooperation with the Scott Publishing Co., it has spaces for 59 stamps including a 10-stamp Nature of America pane.

Facing pages of text describe how the issues relate to Alaska, from the arrival of the earliest peoples to the state’s modern prosperity.

Pages include “Alaska Prehistory and Early History,” “The Alaska Purchase & Gold Rush Days,” “Alaska from U.S. Territory to 49th State,” “More Alaskan History and Geography,” “Alaska Flora and Fauna,” and “More Alaskan Wildlife.”

A blank “Alaska” page with a matching border is also available at the end of the album, which collectors may use as they choose, including printing multiple copies they can use to mount First Day Covers or Alaska postmarks.

The Stamps of Alaska album is number five in a series. Previous albums included North Carolina, Connecticut, Texas, and Arizona. All of these along with other APS albums are available to be viewed or downloaded and printed.

Future albums are planned in conjunction with 2009–2011 APS shows in Pennsylvania, Virginia, California, South Carolina, and Ohio.

To download the Alaska album, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM