insightsU.S. Notes Cartoon Contest December 1, 2008
December 01, 2008 01:47 PMThe current depressed economic situation moved a number of U.S. Notes readers to have Santa reflect on its effect. The December cartoon caption contest featured the 32¢ Dreaming of Santa Claus stamp (Figure 3) from the 1996 Christmas block of four stamps.
insightsU.S. Notes Cartoon Contest October 1, 2008
October 01, 2008 01:58 PMThe 1983 40¢ Olympic Swimmer stamp shown in Figure 4 was used as the October cartoon caption contest stamp with the intention of inspiring comments that might be seriously attributable to 2008 Olympic multiple medalist Michael Phelps.
insightsU.S. Notes Cartoon Contest September 1, 2008
September 01, 2008 02:05 PMIf Christopher Columbus had been able to accurately predict the future, several of the entrants in the cartoon caption contest, featuring the 15¢ stamp of the 1893 Columbian Exposition series (Scott 238), would have been right on target with their entries.
insightsU.S. Notes Cartoon Contest June 2, 2008
June 02, 2008 02:31 PMIt seems that Frank Sinatra fans are about as ardent as Elvis Presley fans. The new 42¢ Frank Sinatra stamp in Figure 3 was used for the June cartoon caption contest, and many entrants took the opportunity to thumb their nose at Elvis.
insightsU.S. Notes Cartoon Content April 1, 2008
April 01, 2008 03:29 PMThe cartoon caption contest stamp for April, shown in Figure 2, was the 40¢ Weight Lifter airmail stamp from the 1983 Olympics set. When gazing at the stamp, several U.S. Notes readers saw a direct connection to philately in the barbells.
insightsU.S. Notes Cartoon Contest February 4, 2008
February 04, 2008 03:40 PMI tried something a little different for the February cartoon caption contest featuring the 33¢ Youth Baseball stamp of 2000 shown in Figure 4. Instead of philatelic and nonphilatelic award categories, the challenge this time was to come up with the best line for the catcher and the best line for the hitter.
insightsU.S. Notes Cartoon Contest January 4, 2008
January 04, 2008 03:46 PMQuite a few responses to the January cartoon caption contest stamp made that connection. The contest used the 1983 35¢ Volleyball stamp, shown in Figure 3. Vern Sweeney of Kansas City, Kan., captured the phenomenon by having one player say to the other, "Your cell phone is ringing."