Iowa: 1980’s.

(C-0081) U.S. #1916  18¢ Probing the Planets – Space Achievement  First Day of Issue: May 21, 1981 City: Kennedy Space Center, FL  Postmarked on the Old Threshers Grounds: September 6, 1981.
(P-0005) U.S. #UX91 Postal Card    1981 12¢ Lewis and Clark Expedition – 175th Anniversary First Day of Issue: September 23, 1981   City: St. Louis, Missouri and U.S. #3854   2004 37¢ Lewis and Clark Expedition Bicentennial Series  First Day of Issue: May 14, 2004.
(S-0048) 1982 U.S. #1967 20¢ Iowa State Bird & Flower from 50-stamp US Birds & Flowers Issue  First Day of Issue: April 14, 1982  City: Washington, DC & Des Moines, Iowa.
(C-0161) 1982 U.S. #1967 20¢ Iowa State Bird & Flower from 50-stamp US Birds & Flowers Issue  First Day of Issue: April 14, 1982  City: Washington, DC & Des Moines, Iowa. U.S. #1967 features a watercolor picturing an Eastern Goldfinch and a Wild Prairie Rose, Iowa’s state bird and flower. The story of these stamps begins in 1978, when Fleetwood hired father-son wildlife artists Arthur and Alan Singer to create 50 original paintings of state birds and flowers for a set of Fleetwood FDC covers. When U.S. Postal Service officials saw the high-quality paintings, they immediately decided to issue a 50-stamp se-tenant showcasing the father-son team’s watercolor paintings.
(C-0162) 1982 U.S. #1967 20¢ Iowa State Bird & Flower from 50-stamp US Birds & Flowers Issue  First Day of Issue: April 14, 1982  City: Washington, DC & Des Moines, Iowa. Cover includes U.S. #838 Iowa Territorial Centennial, U.S. #942 Iowa State Centennial, and U.S. #1661 Iowa State Flag stamps.
(S-0067) 1982 U.S. #1953-#2002  State Birds & Flowers of the U.S. – Set of 50  First Day of Issue: April 14, 1982  City: Washington, DC & Des Moines, Iowa. The father-son team labored for over a year on this beautiful philatelic masterpiece. Arthur created the birds, while son Alan painted the flowers. Each stamp is unique – making it the first series of its size to feature original artwork for each different stamp. At the time of their issue, these stamps were the most popular in U.S. Postal history.
(C-0267) U.S. #2012  1982   20¢ The Barrymores Performing Arts Series – First Day of Issue: June 8, 1982 City: New York, NY. Postmarked – Hancher Auditorium First Decade July 1, 1982 in Iowa City, Iowa
(C-0235) U.S. #1283  1966 Prominent American Series – 5¢ George Washington  Issue Date: February 22, 1966  Postmarked in Burlington, IA June 1, 1983.
(C-0271) U.S. #2092 1984 20¢ Waterfowl Preservation First Day of Issue: July 2, 1984 Postmarked in Washington DC July 2, 1984
(C-0272) U.S. #2092 1984 20¢ Waterfowl Preservation w/ plus #942, #952, #1284, #2074 First Day of Issue: July 2, 1984 City: Des Moines, Iowa
(C-0082) U.S. #2208   22¢ Bluefin Tuna – Fish Booklet Series  First Day of Issue: March 21, 1986    City: Seattle, WA  Postmarked on the Old Threshers Grounds: August 28, 1986.
(P-0197) Welcome to Iowa Sign – U.S. #2120 1985 22¢ Seashell: Calico Scallop First Day of Issue: April 4, 1985 City: Boston, MA Postmarked Apr 7, 1987 in Des Moines.
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(C-0193) U.S. #2177  15¢  Buffalo Bill Cody – Great American Series  First Day of Issue: June 6, 1988  City: Cody, WY.
(P-0174) U.S. #UX123  Postal Card 15c 1988 Iowa Territory Sesquicentennial  Postmarked July 2, 1988 in Burlington, Iowa  Issued in 1988 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Iowa Territory (1838-1888).

(L-0085) U.S. #UX123  Postal Card 15c 1988 Iowa Territory Sesquicentennial – First Day of Issue Ceremony Presentation Card w/ postcard enclosed – Postmarked July 2, 1988 in Burlington, Iowa.

(P-0175) U.S. #UX123  Postal Card 15c 1988 Iowa Territory Sesquicentennial Postmarked July 2, 1988 in Burlington, Iowa includes U.S. #838 Iowa Territorial Centennial and U.S. #942 Iowa State Centennial stamps.
(P-0261) U.S. #UX120 Postal Card 15c 1988 America the Beautiful – BisonPostmarked May 4, 1989 in Iowa City – celebrating Iowa City’s Sesquicentennial (1839-1989).
(P-0258) U.S. #UX123 Postal Card 15c 1988 Iowa Territory SesquicentennialPostmarked May 4, 1989 in Iowa City – celebrating Iowa City’s Sesquicentennial (1839-1989).
(C-0231) Kalona, IA Cover U.S. #2281 1988 25¢ Honeybee Coil Stamp First Day of Issue: September 2, 1988 City: Omaha, NE Postmarked Sept 22, 1989 in Kalona, IA.
(S-0078) U.S. #2434-37 1989 25¢ Classic Mail Transportation Block of Four Issue Date: November 19, 1989 City: Washington, DC
(S-0079) U.S. #2438 1989 25¢ Classic Mail Transportation Souvenir Sheet Issue Date: November 28, 1989 City: Washington, DC

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