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Adrian25/08/2012 09:24:55
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Seen this week's blog yet, on American miniature stamps? Well, thanks to popular demand, here's a few more! First of all, we have the remaining four windmill stamps from the booklets issued in 1980.

The Robertson Windmill in Williamsburg, Virginia

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A replica of the Old Windmill in Portsmouth, Rhode Island

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The Cape Cod Windmill in Eastham, Massachusetts

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And finally the Southwestern Windmill, in Texas.

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The fifth design of this series, showing the Dutch Mill on the Fabyan Park Forest Reserve, Illinois, can be found on the blog.

I'll be posting some more of the 1981 animal designs soon, but here's a little teaser: the American Bighorn.

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Look at that eye, so beautifully done!

It would be great if some of you could post any copies of these on (commercial or first day) cover.

Edited By Adrian on 25/08/2012 09:25:19

Carmen25/08/2012 14:09:18
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Oh yeah Adrian, I've just seen some of those recently as I've been sorting through those four boxes of stamps I was telling you all I got... I too noticed how small they are relatively to other stamps... and yet beautifully done.

By the way, I'm just finishing sorting out Box 4 of 4. My system so far has been to break it down into four main groups: Canada, US, GB and World... I plan to count them once I've done just to let you all know exactly how many stamps I had gotten...

What FUN! Can I get an amen? cool

Julia Lee25/08/2012 15:15:46
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How's a hallelujah instead? (Sung, of course). Did you see Nathan is offering a kiloware exchange? At own risk, blah blah blah.

Carmen26/08/2012 13:14:53
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Oh yeah, I saw that... unfortunately, I told my friend that once I was done with all my sorting, I would put the remainder into the charity box at church... angel

Alex26/08/2012 16:00:49
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Nice to see these stamps again. I have a few of them on cover somewhere in a box. There were a few series of these small stamps, mostly critters, I recall. Here are two designs which are in my collection, the aforementioned 1981 critters and a unused stamp booklet from 1993.

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Edited By Alex on 26/08/2012 16:09:28

Adrian27/08/2012 10:49:31
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I like those squirrel stamps! Never seen them in real life but from the catalogue I wouldn't have thought that they were issued in this small format. And so late as well! I had always though they discontinued this stamp size in the mid 80s.

Nathan Sinclair29/08/2012 18:24:20
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Interesting read on the blog! I do not have any of these miniature stamps but very interested!

Adrian05/09/2012 19:21:14
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Thanks Nathan! Here's another one of those critters up close: the bison.

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I must admit this is not the best design of the whole lot as it's rather too hard to make out what it actually is when you see the small stamp in real life. It does look slightly better when blown up on a computer screen though.

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