insightsU.S. Notes Cartoon Contest November 2, 2009
November 02, 2009 11:12 AMTonto, the third member of the Lone Ranger's team, didn't make it onto the design for the 44¢ Lone Ranger stamp (Figure 3). This stamp from the Early Television Memories pane of 20 was used for the November cartoon caption contest.
insightsU.S. Notes Cartoon Contest September 7, 2009
September 07, 2009 11:21 AMThe artwork on the 39¢ Beauty and the Beast stamp from 2006 (Figure 3) does not look like a match made in heaven. But Beauty and the Beast is a classic fairy-tale-ending story, and it seemed like a good choice to use for the September cartoon caption contest.
insightsU.S. Notes Cartoon Contest August 3, 2009
August 03, 2009 11:26 AMThe August cartoon caption contest used the 29¢ Olympic Baseball stamp of 1992. I tried something different, and instead of requesting philatelic and nonphilatelic lines, I asked for entries to identify whether the line came from the catcher or the runner.
insightsU.S. Notes Cartoon Contest April 6, 2009
April 06, 2009 11:51 AMSelf-adhesive stamps and the difficulty in soaking them from envelope clippings were big factors in many of the April cartoon caption contest entries. The contest featured the 1966 5¢ the Boating Party stamp (Scott 1322) showing a painting by Mary Cassatt.
insightsU.S. Notes Cartoon Contest February 2, 2009
February 02, 2009 12:02 AMIn responding to the February cartoon caption contest, U.S. Notes reader John Traver mentioned that the painting featured on the 42¢ Abraham Lincoln stamp, shown in Figure 3, originally included Rear Adm. David Porter. On the stamp design, Porter is hidden by the large head of Lincoln.