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Collins FDC Catalog


M2701 / Scott 3137A

Bugs Bunny

Fred's Anecdotal Note

During World War II, United States citizens were urged to grow "Victory Gardens" for their own consumption as one of many ways that folks on the home front could contribute to the war effort. In this individually hand-painted origrnal cachet, the new Bugs Bunny stamp is placed along a country lane in a color-coordinated manner.

As he leans on his mail box chomping on a fresh carrot, a wary Uncle Sam tending his carrot patch casts a concemed glance over his shoulder. The watercolors I chose were bright and bold to emphasize the vivid cartoon-like nature of this new stamp.

Bugs was created in the late 1930's, and the lovable smart-alecky rabbit quickly became a movie sensation. When World War II broke out, the Government enlisted the aid of Bugs Bunny in the war effort in such areas as selling war bonds; keeping up morale; troop entertainment, and promoting civilian support activities such as growing victory gardens to increase the food supply. The Marine Corps even honored him with a medal.

This Collins hand-painted cachet was created with a patriotic theme for the first day of the Postal Service's new Bugs Bunny stamp. A tribute to one of America's alltime great entertainment creations.

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