Monday, September 17, 2007

Davy Crockett - USA

After a few days of colorful stamps from around the world, I wanted to share a simple & classic stamp with you all. This is the US stamp of Davy Crockett. Sadly I don't have acesses to internet & am posting this via email, or else I would have dug up
some great facts about thsi chap. But Davy Crockett was a legend in the Wild West & was one of their biggest explorers, hunter, trapper & statesman. Everyone who has seen the movie, "The Alamo" would of course recall the lean man (I think that was
Billy bob thronton) who played Davy & died at the end.

People rarely came bigger then Davy crockett then & they don't come any bigger now. Somehow, this stamp seems fitting. Not the idolising stmap splashed with colors & slayed with an American flag as they seem wont to do these days.

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