Monday, November 24, 2014
JS-16 A special tribute to composer Louis Alter on the 50th anniversary of his world famous composition. The 15 cent airmail stamp showing the Statue of Liberty overlooking the New York skyline and the beautiful 5 cent American Music stamp were cancelled in New York City on June 9, 1977. Each cover has been intricately inscribed by the composer himself with "Manhattan Serenade", the opening bars of music, and his signature. The painting is of the Manhattan skyline, focusing on the Chrysler Building. The 1975-76 Bicentennial 50 cent piece love token is inscribed with the Songwriter's Hall of Fame Logo at which Mr. Louis Alter was honored by membership in 1975. 50 produced. (1 produced with logo painted on scrimshaw)
JS-15 This PNCover was commissioned by William E. O'Brien, a close and dear friend to Arthur Fiedler -- long time conductor of the renowned Boston Symphony Orchestra. It was issued to honor "The World's Greatest Ambassador of Music" on his 75th birthday. The medal, struck on Arthur Fiedler's 75th birthday in very limited number, is surrounded by a hand-painted rendition of the Boston Symphony Orchestra emblem. The cover is postmarked in Boston on December 17, 1971 and is signed with Fiedler's distinctive autograph. This cover is part of the permanent Arthur Fiedler Exhibit at the Boston Statehood Library. 50 produced.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
J-20 November 21, 1970 Mayflower issue commemorates the 350th anniversary of the Landing of the Mayflower at Plymouth, MA, with 101 surviving passengers, after a perilous 81 day crossing. With the help of friendly neighboring Indians, their settlement was slowly built. The painting is of the Mayflower, with an elongated commemorative cent as the numis. A mint stamp is mounted in the reverse of the cover. 25 produced.