Thanks parade stamps 2009

My old roommate Rechtal Turgidly, Jr has passed along this new issue honoring Thanksgiving Parades with his best wishes to one and all for a happy Thanksgiving.

Rechtal notes that the artwork was created by Paul Rogers of Pasadena, CA, who based the style on American advertising and poster art from the mid-20th century. Rogers, he goes on, used a combination of airbrush and digital media to create the colorful and nostalgic images featured on the stamps.

Although, Rechtal adds, he is reluctant to express appreciation for stamps that involve techniques other than traditional engraving, he found this series colorful and evocative of the event.

Happy Thanksgiving from Quark Island, Maine and Hood River, Oregon!

(and as a special treat of thankfulness –

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