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Stamps inscribed 'USA', 'United States', or 'U.S. Postage'.

1847 ->

From 1847: 1 Dollar (USD) = 100 Cents
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HERALDIC CATS

Item Code Item type Face value Remarks SC
2 April 1869 - Landing of Columbus
US18690402 ST 0_15 1 Stamp 0.15 Heraldic Lion
Lion of Leon (minute)
Landing of Columbus
Frame under "Postage" like a curled parenthesis "{"
With grill
MI 32 I
US18690402 ST 0_15 2 Stamp 0.15 Heraldic Lion
Lion of Leon (minute)
Landing of Columbus
Frame under "Postage" like a curled parenthesis "{"
Without grill
MI 32 I (variety not listed)
US18690523 ST 0_15 1 Stamp 0.15 Heraldic Lion
Lion of Leon (minute)
Landing of Columbus
Frame under "Postage" filled like a patterned rhombe
MI 32 II
If you have a scan of this item, please share. US18690523 ST 0_15 2 Stamp 0.15 Heraldic Lion
Lion of Leon (minute)
Landing of Columbus
Frame under "Postage" filled like a patterned rhombe
Inverted Centre
MI 32 II (variety not listed)
If you have a scan of this item, please share. US18690523 ST 0_15 3 Stamp 0.15 Heraldic Lion
Lion of Leon (minute)
Landing of Columbus
Frame under "Postage" filled like a patterned rhombe
Double printed centre, one inverted
MI 32 II (variety not listed)
1 January 1893 - 400th Anniversary of Clombus' Discovery of America - Columbine Exhibition in Washington D.C.
US18930101 ST 0_15 Stamp 0.15 Heraldic Lion
Lion Rampant
MI 81
1946 - Ideal Shirt Company Meter Frank
US1946 MF ISCO 15865 Meter frank - Heraldic Lion
Two Lion Rampant Supporters
Old ISCO Logo
"ISCO"
Sykesville, PA
Earliest use reported:
18 June 1946
Latest use reported:
18 June 1946
If you have more information about the dates of use for this item, please let us know.
8 January 1965 - 150th Anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans
US19650108 ST 0_05 Stamp 0.05 Heraldic Lion
Lion Rampant
MI 876
28 August 1965 - 400th Anniversary of the Settlement of Florida
US19650828 ST 0_05 Stamp 0.05 Heraldic Lion
Lion Rampant
Flag of Castille and Leon
MI 887
6 October 1967 - 50 Years of Finnish Independence
US19671006 ST 0_05 Stamp 0.05 Heraldic Lion
Lion Rampant
CoA of Finland (in blue)
MI 933
24 March 1983 - 200th Anniversary US-Swedish Treaty of Amity and Commerce
US19830324 ST 0_20 Stamp 0.20 Heraldic Lion
Lions Rampant Regardant
MI 1615
22 May 1992 - Voyages of Colombus
US19920522 ST 0_15 Stamp 0.15 Heraldic Lion
Lion Rampant
MI 2226
US19920522 MS 2_25 Miniature Sheet 2.25 Heraldic Lion
Lion Rampant (in one stamp and on selvedge)
3-stamp MS with
US19920522 ST 0_15
and two other stamps from set
MI B27
US19920522 MS 3_14 Miniature Sheet 3.14 Heraldic Lion
Lion Rampant (on selvedge)
3-stamp MS (0.06, 0.08, 3.00)
MI B28
US19920522 MS 4_05 Miniature Sheet 4.05 Heraldic Lion
Lion Rampant (on selvedge)
3-stamp MS (0.02, 0.03, 4.00)
MI B29

13 March 2008 - 20th Anniversary of USS MontpelierThis item is also listed under Wild Cats

Also see other USS Montpelier items from 2013 and 2018.

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US20080313 PMK 23513 Commemorative postmark - Heraldic Puma
described as "Leaping Catamount"
"USS Montpelier - SSN 765 - Audaces Fortuna Juvat - 15th Anniversary in Commission - USS Montpelier SSN-765 Sta. - 'Fortune Favors the Bold'"
Norfolk, VA 23513
13 March 2008
 
28 May 2009 Red Lion Inn Pictorial Postmark
US20090528 PMK 01262 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion Sejant
"The Red Lion Inn"
Red Lion Stn.
Stockbridge, MA
28 May 2009
2013 - Personalised Stamps *
US20130000 PST 0_65 X1 Personalised stamp 0.65 Heraldic Lion
Three Crowned Lion Heads
Croatian CoA
Personalised stamp from Zazzle.com
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13 March 2013 - 20th Anniversary of USS MontpelierThis item is also listed under Wild Cats

Also see other USS Montpelier items from 2008 and 2018.

US20130313 PMK 23513 Commemorative postmark - Heraldic Puma
described as "Leaping Catamount"

"USS Montpelier - SSN 765 - Audaces Fortuna Juvat - 20th Anniversary Station - USS Montpelier SSN-765"
Norfolk, VA 23513
13 March 2013
 
19 October 2013 - Centenary of Lewes Post Office
US20131019 PMK 19958 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion Rampant
Seal of Lewes, DE
"Lewes Post Office - 100th Anniversary Station - First Town - First State"
Lewes, DE 19958
19 October 2013
IL
22 May 2015 - Decommissioning of USS Samuel B. Roberts
US20150522 PMK 32228 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Armed Demi-lion Rampant
USS Samuel B. Roberts Badge
"USS Samuel B. Roberts - No Higher Honor - FFG 58 - Decommissioning Sta."
Mayport Naval Station, Jacksonville, FL 32228
22 May 2015
DL
20 June 2015 - 250th Anniversary of Charlemont, MA

This item is also listed under Mythic Cats

US20150620 PMK 01339 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Griffin
Two Griffins Rampant Supporters
Seal of Charlemont, MA
"Charlemont *250* - Charlemont - Caulfeild, Viscount Charlemont - Capturing the Spirit - Celebrating the Future - 175-2015 - Charlemont "250" Station - Incorporation Day Celebration"
Charlemont, MA 01339
20 June 2015
DP

3-7 August 2015 - Decommissioning of USS Gary

This item is also listed under Mythic Cats

US20150803_07 PMK 92110 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Merlion
Crest of USS Gary
"USS Gary - FFG 51 - Decommissioning Sta."
San Diego, CA 92110
3 - 7 August 2015
DP
10 October 2016 - 300th Anniversary of the Reformed Church of Poughkeepsie
US20161010 PMK 12601 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
Lion Rampant
CoA of the Reformed Church in America
"300th Anniversary Reformed Church of Poughkeepsie Station"
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
10 October 2016
DP
2 January 2017 - Inauguration of Ricardo Rosseló Nevares as Governor of Puerto Rico
US20170102 PMK 00901 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Ten Crowned Lions Rampant
Arms of Puerto Rico
"Sello del Gobernador de Puerto Rico - 2017 Inauguration Station - Ricardo Rosseló Nevares Governor of Puerto Rico"
San Juan, PR 00901
2 January 2017
DP
14 October 2017 - Decommissioning of USS Ponce
US20171014 PMK 23513 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion Rampant
USS Ponce Seal
"USS Ponce - AFSB(I)-15 - Decommissioning Station"
Norfolk, VA 23513
14 October 2017
DP

13 March 2018 - 25th Anniversary of USS MontpelierThis item is also listed under Wild Cats

Also see other USS Montpelier items from 2008 and 2013.

US20180313 PMK 23513 Commemorative postmark - Heraldic Puma
described as "Leaping Catamount"
"USS Montpelier - SSN 765 - Audaces Fortuna Juvat - 25th Anniversary Sta."
Norfolk, VA 23513
13 March 2018
DP

List compiled by Marci Jarvis with additional information from Geir Arveng and Elisabeth Hallsjö.
Latest update:
3 November, 2018

 

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