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U.S. Notes Cartoon Contest December 7, 2009

December 07, 2009 11:06 AM

The cartoon caption contest stamp for December 2009 was the 55¢ Ohio Class Submarine stamp issued in 2000, shown in Figure 3.

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U.S. Notes Cartoon Contest November 2, 2009

November 02, 2009 11:12 AM

Tonto, 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.

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U.S. Notes Cartoon Contest October 5, 2009

October 05, 2009 11:17 AM

Television seems to have served as a primary inspiration for those who entered the October cartoon caption contest, featuring the stamp in Figure 2, from the 1992 29¢ Space Accomplishments set of four.

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U.S. Notes Cartoon Contest September 7, 2009

September 07, 2009 11:21 AM

The 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.

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U.S. Notes Cartoon Contest August 3, 2009

August 03, 2009 11:26 AM

The 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.

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U.S. Notes Cartoon Contest June 1, 2009

June 01, 2009 11:36 AM

As might be expected, using the 44¢ Homer Simpson stamp, in Figure 3, as the cartoon caption contest stamp for June, drew many entries commenting on the entire set of five The Simpsons stamps.

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U.S. Notes Cartoon Contest May 4, 2009

May 04, 2009 11:45 AM

Her run for the vice presidency in 2008 and her statements during the campaign inspired many entries in the May cartoon caption contest using the 2009 42¢ Alaska Statehood stamp in Figure 3.

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U.S. Notes Cartoon Contest April 6, 2009

April 06, 2009 11:51 AM

Self-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.

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U.S. Notes Cartoon Contest March 2, 2009

March 02, 2009 11:56 AM

New Jersey's goldfinches are celebrated on the 20¢ stamp shown in Figure 3, from the popular State Birds and Flowers sheet issued in 1982.

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U.S. Notes Cartoon Contest February 2, 2009

February 02, 2009 12:02 AM

In 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.

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U.S. Notes Cartoon Contest January 5, 2009

January 05, 2009 12:07 AM

The scene depicted on the 32¢ Li'l Abner stamp (Figure 3) from the 1995 Comic Strip Classics pane of 20 allowed for many approaches to humorous lines.
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