It’s Thanksgiving week, a time to slow down and focus on family and friends, a time to gather together to reflect on the events of the past and give thanks for all we presently enjoy.
This year, to show our appreciation for all of our readers, we are having a little giveaway!
In 2009, the U.S. Postal Service issued four “se-tenant” (a philatelic term describing an attached pair, strip, or block of stamps that differ in design, color, or denomination) stamps featuring iconic scenes of a Thanksgiving Day Parade, including a lively marching band, large balloons of favorite animals and popular characters, and crowds of delighted onlookers. Artist Paul Rogers of Pasadena, California, based his stamp designs on American advertising and poster art from the mid-20th century.
We have one complete set of the September 9, 2009, Thanksgiving Day Parade First Day of Issue ceremony programs to give away. The winner will receive four programs, each featuring a different affixed Thanksgiving Day Parade stamp and official First Day of Issue cancellation. All you have to do to enter is answer the following question correctly:
National recognition of an annual U.S. Thanksgiving holiday began with a proclamation issued by which President in what year?
From those who answer correctly, we will choose four more winners to receive one randomly selected Thanksgiving Day Parade First Day of Issue ceremony program. That means you have five chances to win!
Send your answers to uspsstamps [at] gmail [dot] com. The deadline for entries is 5 p.m., Wednesday, November 21. Good luck!