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U.S. Notes Cartoon Contest November 12, 2012

November 12, 2012 02:06 PM

The reindeer's earring on the cartoon caption contest stamp for November – one of the 2009 Christmas stamps, pictured in Figure 4 – was what caught the attention of most readers who entered. And most of those made some connection to Rudolph and the legend of his nose-so-bright.

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U.S. Notes Cartoon Contest September 24, 2012

October 24, 2012 02:25 PM

Maisy Mouse, shown on the Figure 3 stamp, is royalty – but she became as popular in the United States as in her native England, where she first appeared as the lead character in a 1997 book by British author and illustrator Lucy Cousins.

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U.S. Notes Cartoon Contest October 8, 2012

October 08, 2012 02:18 PM

Think of a turkey like the one shown in Figure 3 on the 3¢ 1956 Wildlife Conservation stamp (Scott 1077), and most of us will also have visions of stuffing and cranberry sauce.

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U.S. Notes Cartoon Contest December 10, 2012

October 08, 2012 01:50 PM

Stamp collecting was celebrated on a booklet pane of four stamps issued in 1986 to promote the Ameripex international stamp show in Chicago, Ill.

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U.S. Notes Cartoon Contest January 9, 2012

September 12, 2012 03:13 PM

Thanks to U.S. Notes readers for the bumper crop of entries for the January cartoon caption contest, which featured the 1997 55¢ Love Swans stamp shown in Figure 2.

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U.S. Notes Cartoon Contest August 13, 2012

August 13, 2012 02:31 PM

Abraham Lincoln as an auctioneer? That's how some readers saw the illustration of the Lincoln-Douglas debate on the August cartoon caption contest stamp in Figure 3. The 42¢ stamp is one of four issued in 2009 to portray major themes in Lincoln's life on the 200th anniversary of his birth.

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U.S. Notes Cartoon Contest July 23, 2012

July 23, 2012 02:38 PM

Reducing fossil fuel consumption and Postal Service expenditures were linked together by several entries in the July cartoon caption contest, which featured the 2003 37¢ stamp in Figure 2, from the Old Glory prestige booklet, the second of three such booklets produced by the USPS between 2000 and 2004.

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U.S. Notes Cartoon Contest June 11, 2012

June 11, 2012 02:45 PM

The fact that the Summer Olympics are in London this year inspired several entries in the June cartoon caption contest. The contest featured the 1988 25¢ stamp, in Figure 3, issued to publicize the Summer Games in Seoul, Korea.

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U.S. Notes Cartoon Contest May 14, 2012

May 14, 2012 02:51 PM

The extraordinary golfer Bobby Jones (1902-71) is honored on the 1981 18¢ stamp shown in Figure 3, completing a swing, and the pose made it a perfect image for the May cartoon caption contest.

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U.S. Notes Cartoon Contest April 9, 2012

April 09, 2012 02:56 PM

Getting lost, or not finding some expected destination — these were the major themes of the entries in the April cartoon caption contest featuring the 8¢ 1971 Lunar Rover commemorative cruising the moon's surface.

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U.S. Notes Cartoon Contest March 12, 2012

March 12, 2012 03:01 PM

The March cartoon caption contest used the new Celebrate Scouting forever stamp, to be issued in June, that features a female figure as shown in Figure 3.

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U.S. Notes Cartoon Contest February 13, 2012

February 13, 2012 03:07 PM

The cartoon caption contest stamp for February was the 6¢ John Wesley Powell commemorative of 1969, which pictures a notional scene from his exploration of the rivers of the Grand Canyon in 1869.
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