This was a nice gift for my latest birthday:

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Plus, I am excited to hear that the UP Big Boy will actually be coming through TeXas in November 2019.  I don't need a lot of encouragement to make a trip to Alpine, TX to see it come through.

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If you like those stamps you should check the USPS philatelic web site. Just got the latest catalog from them and they have a set of pins with the three stamps on them and a "boxed set" of a book on the history of building the railroads, the trains and the story behind the stamps. Also includes a sheet of stamps and six color proof printings of the colors used to print the stamps. About $80 for the package.

And the stamps are still available for order from the philatelic service even though they sold out long ago at local post offices.

I saw those advertised when I was at the Post Office this week, but I had to laugh because at the bottom of the poster advertising them was a picture of a British steam train; a little out of place for stamps commemorating the Transcontinental Railroad!

I have these stamps hanging on the wall in my train room.  A sheet of the Transcontinental Railroad Stamps. Three envelopes with the post mark of May 10. 2019, Union Lake, Michigan.  Marking the date of the 150 Anniversary and the package that the stamps were delivered to the post office.

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Gary

 

 

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