The 2003 Commemorative Stamp Yearbook

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If you really want to know what makes America great, look no further than our nation's stamps. The 2003 commemorative stamp program celebrates the creative spirit of America, from the patriotic ephemera of the Old Glory stamps to the American Filmmaking stamps honoring the behind-the-scenes talents who create movie magic. This new edition of the Commemorative Stamp Yearbook offers a look behind the scenes at the U.S. stamp program as well, with an introduction by renowned actor and Citizens' Stamp Advisory ...

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Overview

If you really want to know what makes America great, look no further than our nation's stamps. The 2003 commemorative stamp program celebrates the creative spirit of America, from the patriotic ephemera of the Old Glory stamps to the American Filmmaking stamps honoring the behind-the-scenes talents who create movie magic. This new edition of the Commemorative Stamp Yearbook offers a look behind the scenes at the U.S. stamp program as well, with an introduction by renowned actor and Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee member Karl Malden and informative text explaining the creative process behind stamp design. Featuring subjects from Thurgood Marshall and Audrey Hepburn to the Korean War Veterans Memorial and Southeastern Lighthouses, the commemorative stamps highlighted in this book honor the ideals, imagination, and creativity that we value as a nation.

Beautifully designed as a keepsake for collectors of all ages, The 2003 Commemorative Stamp Yearbook is the perfect way to capture the excitement and diversity of this year's stamp program. Featuring space for collectors to affix their matching stamps, this is a book no stamp enthusiast will want to be without.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780060198992
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/7/2003
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 8.56 (w) x 11.48 (h) x 0.63 (d)

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The 2003 Commemorative Stamp Yearbook

Lunar New Year

Year of the Ram

With more than four decades of design experience, Clarence Lee has brought his skill and imagination to countless artistic projects. But his design for this eleventh stamp in the award-winning Lunar New Year series is particularly meaningful: it reminds him of his family.

"One of the blessings of the Lunar New Year stamp series is the fun of relating the characteristics of each animal to the personality of people born under that sign," he explains. "My wife and twin granddaughters were born during the Year of the Ram, and their sign calls for them to be gentle, compassionate, and artistic -- which is so true of the three dearest people in my life."

Since 1992, when he designed the Year of the Rooster stamp, Lee has incorporated a tradition of paper-cut art from central China to sustain a consistent approach across the entire Lunar New Year series.In doing so, he found that delving into venerable traditions can lead to profound thoughts about the role of different cultures in American life.

"Through my research into Chinese history, I learned of the great sacrifices my ancestors made for the next generation, "he says, "and I realized that all Americans have stories of someone braving hardships to come across the sea, whether they came from the West or the East. We are a nation of immigrants, and I believe that diversity is what has provided the strength and tolerance that has made our country so unique in the world."

Lee has been delighted to discover that the Lunar New Year stamps have become frequent gifts for birthdays and for newborn children, and he enjoys what he calls "an endless procession of people who want me to sign stamps for their family and friends." But the popularity of these stamps has also given him a greater appreciation for the joy that all Americans can feel when they observe traditional celebrations.

"It has so much more relevance to me now that I understand and see the pride in our culture," he says. "It's the same pride that people in every culture should hold in their hearts for their ancestors."

The 2003 Commemorative Stamp Yearbook. Copyright © by Tor Seidler. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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