25 March 2018

Women on Stamps | First

Queen Isabella I was the first woman to appear on an American stamp, in 1893.

The first American woman honoured on a USA stamp was, in 1902, Marta Washington,"considered to be the first First Lady of the United States", Wikipedia says.

Since then, there have been some stamps dedicated to first ladies. I have got (on the same postcard!) these two stamps of Eleanor Roosevelt, issued in 1963 and 1984 (there is a third stamp, issued in 1998. See it on Bob's blog):




Other first women on stamps:
Dorothea Erxleben
(1715-1762)
First female medical doctor in Germany

Bertha von Suttner
(1843-1914)
First woman solely awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
First Austrian laureate

Ida B. Wells
(1862-1931)
First black woman to be a paid correspondent
for a mainstream white newspaper

Frances Perkins
(1880-1965)
First woman member of the presidential Cabinet



Amelia Earhart
(1897 – 1937)
First woman to fly solo across the Atlantic



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For the new edition of Sunday Stamps-II A to Z, I have decided to show some of the stamps I have got on letters and postcards, related to one topic: women. This is the post for the letter F.

12 comments:

  1. A collection of amazing women.

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  2. Another great idea of connecting stamps to the letter for today. I wonder if there will ever be a series of stamps on US First Ladies. And I wonder if there will ever be a First Gentleman.

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    1. I'm not very familiar with the concept "First Lady", maybe because we don't have it here (not in the same way, at least). FL doesn't sound any modern to me; maybe is there were also FG... But anyway, I prefer that everyone has their own work! (But that would be bad for stamps...).

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  3. I really like it how often you manage to relate women to whichever letter it is, and show their importance and their roles in the world!

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    1. I'm planning to do the whole alphabet on women. I hope that you don't be tired of the theme!

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  4. I love your original ways of connecting stamps to a theme - and the research you must have done before posting!
    Again a great collection of stamps, thank you for sharing!

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    1. I'm just trying to educate myself, and stamps are a good place to do so, as you know :)
      Thanks!

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  5. I am definitely learning a lot from your women on stamps series and will not be tired of the theme!

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    1. I'm happy to read that! :)

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  6. This is a great selection and stamps to show successful females.

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    1. I like the stamps of pioneers, female or male.

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Thank you for coming. All your comments make me extremely happy.