Enter our monthly Stamp "I.Q." Contest just by answering the question below.
Each month we will
randomly draw one winner from among all correct answers
award a very desirable grand prize! Everyone who enters will receive a
monthly E-Mail bulletin announcing our latest "I.Q." Contest.
Answers must be submitted by the 25th of the month
received after that date may not be part of the drawing,
as our winner is typically picked
shortly after that date.
Our April 2017 Grand Prize
Scott# 843 4c (1939) James Madison
Presidential Series - Horizontal Coil Issue
Joint Line Pair - FRESH Never Hinged
Lovely Example of This Popular "Prexie" Printing
Lovely Centering - Rich Color
Allan Knudsen of New Zealand
was our March IQ
contest winner, answering:
the stamp pictured, was the U.S.'s first "Semi-Postal" issue
with part of it's proceeds helping fund a charitable cause
in this case, breast cancer. The first ever semi-postal stamps
were issued in 1897 by Victoria & New South Wales
in conjunction with the Queen Victoria Jubilee, and were
used to raise funds for "Consumption", today known as Tuberculosis.
Pictured above is a Great Britain Tigger Cat stamp issued
in 2010. Believe it or not, in 1879
there was a country that "employed" a crew of 37 cats to help deliver mail.
Our question is this: What country was crazy enough to attempt this?
AND - for extra credit, what region of the country was it, and was it successful?
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