insightsU.S. Notes Cartoon Contest November 12, 2012
November 12, 2012 02:06 PMThe 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.
insightsU.S. Notes Cartoon Contest September 24, 2012
October 24, 2012 02:25 PMMaisy 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.
insightsU.S. Notes Cartoon Contest August 13, 2012
August 13, 2012 02:31 PMAbraham 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.
insightsU.S. Notes Cartoon Contest July 23, 2012
July 23, 2012 02:38 PMReducing 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.
insightsU.S. Notes Cartoon Contest June 11, 2012
June 11, 2012 02:45 PMThe 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.