Friday, February 22, 2013

Franklin Mint & Freedoms Foundation

I wanted to show more pictures for this new item in my shop and this will be the first of more posts of vintage items.

1987 Official United States Constitution - Bicentennial Stamp / Silver Collection By Franklin Mint & Freedoms FoundationNew in my shop!

1987 Official United States Constitution - Bicentennial Stamp CollectionBy Franklin Mint & Freedoms Foundation

Issued in a limited edition of no more than 15,000 sets by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the United States Constitution and is the first collection of mint-quality specimens of every Constitution stamp in American history.

It is further certified that this collection consists of 14 covers combining mint-quality Constitution stamps with matching ingots minted in solid .925 sterling silver and that these covers bear the first day of issue cancellations applied at the post offices of first issue. Each cover bearing an out-of-issue stamp will be postmarked on the anniversary of that stamp's first day of issue in the original city of first issue.




All of the 14 stamps listed have the exact copy in a solid sterling silver ingot.

Each paired stamp & ingot are incased in a sealed plastic proctective display with a hard paper backing in a window envelope .

Each ingot is stamped on back with name & date of stamp, .925 sterling silver and copywright.

The Front of each envelope has the corresponding dates printed and stamped.

The Back of each envelope has a printed description of the stamps history and facts.

(1) 3 cent - The states ratify the constitution 1788 - United States postage 1938
Original issue date june 21, 1938. Cancellation date June 21, 1987.

(2) 5 cent - The United States bill of rights - 175th anniversary
Original issue date july 1, 1966. Cancellation date july 1, 1987.

(3) 22 cent - Dec 7, 1787 Delaware
First Day of Issue July 4, 1987.

(4) 3 cent - Susan B. Anthony - Suffrage for Women - U.S. Postage
Original issue date August 26, 1936. Cancellation date August 26, 1987.

(5) 22 cent - Dec 12, 1787 Pennsylvania
First Day of Issue August 26, 1987.

(6) 22 cent - The Bicentennial - of the constitution of the United States of America 1787-1987
First Day of Issue August 28, 1987

(7) 22 cent - We The People - of the United States in order to form a more perfect union... - Preamble, U.S. Constitution
First Day of Issue August 28, 1987.

(8) 22 cent - Establish Justice - insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare... - Preamble, U.S. Constitution
First Day of Issue August 28, 1987.

(9) 22 cent - And Secure - the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity- - Preamble, U.S. Constitution
First Day of Issue August 28, 1987.

(10) 22 cent - Do Ordain - and establish this Constitution for the United States of America - Preamble, U.S. Constitution
First Day of Issue August 28, 1987.

(11) 22 cent - Dec 18, 1787 New Jersey
First Day of Issue September 11, 1987.

(12) 22 cent - U.S. Constitution - 1787-1987
First Day of Issue September 17, 1987.

(13) 3 cent - Contitution Sesouicentennial 1787 - 1937
Original Date of Issue September 17, 1937. Cancelation Date Semptember 17, 1987.

(14) 3 cent - 75th anniversary of the 13th amendment to the constitution
Original Issue Date October 20, 1940.



The binder is in excellent condition with very slight wear with small nick on back cover.

The Paper dividers and plastic holder pages are in excellent condition.

The envelopes are in excellent condition.

The stamps and ingots are in mint condition.

This rare collection is the perfect addition to any silver, stamp and patriotic collection!

It is hard to determie exactly how much in weight the silver is since I can't take it out but I weighed one with the card backing and my estament for all the silver combined would be 11-14 oz.




Friday, February 1, 2013

The Brother Bowl

Super Bowl XLVII is an upcoming American football game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Baltimore Ravens and the National Football Conference (NFC) champion San Francisco 49ers to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2012 season. It will be played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, on February 3, 2013.
 
 
Because of the February 3 date of Super Bowl XLVII, the 2013 Mardi Gras calendar in Orleans Parish will be changed. Parades scheduled for February 3 and before will most likely move ahead one week. The same situation occurred in 2002 when the 9/11 attacks caused a one-week delay in the 2001 NFL season, causing Super Bowl XXXVI to fall within the Mardi Gras parade calendar.
 
Nicknamed the Harbaugh Bowl, HarBowl, SuperBaugh, and the Brother Bowl, this will be the first Super Bowl featuring opposing head coaching brothers, Baltimore's John Harbaugh and San Francisco's Jim Harbaugh, whose clubs previously met in a 2011 Thanksgiving Classic, in which John's Ravens won, 16–6. The Ravens, after finishing the 2012 regular season with a 10–6 record, are making their second Super Bowl, having previously won Super Bowl XXXV. Ray Lewis, the MVP from that game, returns for this game, which he has said will be his last before his retirement from professional football. The 49ers enter the game seeking their sixth Super Bowl win in team history (and first since Super Bowl XXIX), which would tie the Pittsburgh Steelers with the most Super Bowl wins, after going 5–0 in their previous appearances. San Francisco finished the regular season at 11–4–1.
 
This will mark the first Super Bowl in which both of the teams have appeared in, but not yet lost, a previous Super Bowl: the 49ers have won all five of their previous Super Bowls while the Ravens won in their only previous Super Bowl appearance in Super Bowl XXXV against the New York Giants. This means that the winner will become the only remaining team in the NFL to have appeared in multiple Super Bowls without losing one. This will also be the first Super Bowl in which both teams can trace their lineage to the All-America Football Conference, as the Ravens are descended from the Cleveland Browns franchise, which joined the NFL along with the 49ers when the AAFC disbanded in 1949.
 
Much of the pregame media hype centered around the Harbaugh brothers, and how their father Jack, a former college football head coach, raised them. On January 24, Jack, along with his wife Jackie and daughter Joani, conducted a media conference call, answering questions about John and Jim. Jackie jokingly asked if the game could end in a tie, before stating that the family is staying neutral but remain excited that both John and Jim brought their respective teams to the Super Bowl.

 




 
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