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The Comic Strip Classics series of commemorative postage stamps was issued by the US Postal Service on October 1, 1995 to honor the centennial of the newspaper comic strip. The twenty stamps all are listed in the Scott catalogue as No. 3000 for a pane and 3000a through 3000t for the individual stamps. Restricted to strips created before 1950, the series featured drawings of comic strip characters with their logos. The stamps were arranged in five tiers with four stamps to a tier. The featured strips are listed here in the sequence as published:

The Yellow Kid The Katzenjammer Kids Little Nemo in Slumberland Bringing Up Father Krazy Kat Rube Goldberg’s Inventions Toonerville Folks Gasoline Alley Barney Google Little Orphan Annie Popeye Blondie Dick Tracy Alley Oop Nancy Flash Gordon Li'l Abner Terry and the Pirates Prince Valiant Brenda Starr, Reporter

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Dick Tracy

Created by: Chester Gould

Contributors

Max Allan Collins Mike Curtis Alfred J. Gross Mike Kilian Dick Locher Joe Staton

Supporting characters

Alphonse "Big Boy" Caprice Flattop Joe Jitsu Moon Maid Pruneface Villain debuts

Film serials

Dick Tracy (1937) Dick Tracy Returns (1938) Dick Tracy's G-Men (1939) Dick Tracy vs. Crime, Inc. (1941)

Feature films

Dick Tracy (1945) Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946) Dick Tracy's Dilemma (1947) Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947) Dick Tracy (1990)

Television series

The Dick Tracy Show Archie's TV Funnies

Other media

Dick Tracy (soundtrack) I'm Breathless "Sooner or Later" Dick Tracy (video game)

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Flash Gordon

Created by: Alex Raymond

Characters

Dale Arden Hans Zarkov Ming the Merciless Princess Aura Prince Barin Prince Thun Prince Vultan

Locations

Mongo

Movie serials

Flash Gordon (1936) Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938) Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940)

Live-action TV Series

Flash Gordon (1954 TV series) Flash Gordon (2007 TV series)

Animated TV Series

The New Adventures of Flash Gordon Defenders of the Earth Flash Gordon (1996 TV series)

Film

Flash Gordon (1980) Flash Gordon: The Greatest Adventure of All (1982)

Other media

List of Flash Gordon comic strips Flash Gordon (soundtrack) "Flash" (Queen song) Flash Gordon (pinball) Flash Gordon (video game) Popeye Meets the Man Who Hated Laughter Flash Gordon & the Warriors of Mongo

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Al Capp's Li'l Abner

Characters and elements

Dogpatch Joe Btfsplk Fearless Fosdick Lower Slobbovia Sadie Hawkins Day Salomey Shmoo

Adaptations and spin-offs

Dogpatch USA 1940 film 1959 film The Flintstone Comedy Show Fred and Barney Meet the Shmoo Kickapoo Joy Juice Shelly Manne album Musical Sadie Hawkins dance Skunkworks project The New Shmoo

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Little Orphan Annie

Films

Little Orphan Annie (1932) Little Orphan Annie (1938) Annie (1982) Annie: A Royal Adventure! (1995) Annie (1999) Annie (2014)

Film soundtracks

Annie (1999) Annie (2014)

Musicals

Annie (1977) Annie Warbucks (1993)

Songs

"It's the Hard Knock Life" "Tomorrow" "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile"

Related

Daddy Warbucks Harold Gray "Little Orphant Annie" Life After Tomorrow

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Winsor McCay

Comic strips

Little Sammy Sneeze (1904) Dream of the Rarebit Fiend (1904) Little Nemo (1905)

Films

Little Nemo (1911) How a Mosquito Operates (1912) Gertie the Dinosaur (1914) The Sinking of the Lusitania (1918)

Adaptations

Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (film) Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (film) Little Nemo: The Dream Master (video game)

Related

Bob McCay (son)

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Popeye created by E. C. Segar

Characters

Main

Popeye Bluto Olive Oyl Wimpy

Supporting

Swee'Pea Alice the Goon Eugene the Jeep George W. Geezil Harold Hamgravy Castor Oyl Poopdeck Pappy Sea Hag

Authors and artists

Hy Eisman Seymour Kneitel Roger Langridge Bobby London Bruce Ozella Bill Pearson Bud Sagendorf E. C. Segar Tom Sims George Wildman Doc Winner Bela Zaboly

Theatrical shorts

Popeye the Sailor

Fleischer Studios cartoons Famous Studios cartoons

Popeye the Sailor DVD series: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, Volume 4 and Volume 5

Television shows

Popeye the Sailor The All New Popeye Hour Popeye and Son The Popeye Show

Film/specials

Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp Popeye Meets the Man Who Hated Laughter The Popeye Valentine's Day Special - Sweethearts at Sea Popeye (1980) Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy Popeye

Video games

Arcade game Popeye (Game Boy) Popeye 2 Popeye no Eigo Asobi Popeye Saves the Earth Rush for Spinach Ijiwaru Majo Seahag no Maki Beach Volleyball

Other

Popeye Song Folio Popeye Village Popeye and Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges

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Prince Valiant

Created by: Hal Foster

Artists

John Cullen Murphy Gary Gianni Thomas Yeates

Characters

King Arthur Prince Nathan Prince Valiant Sir Gawain

Film

1954 film 1997 film

Television

The Legend of Prince Valiant

episodes characters

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Philately of the United States

Pre-stamp

Henry Thomas Windsor

Provisional stamps

Alexandria "Blue Boy" Postmaster's Provisional United States postmasters provisional stamps New York Postmaster's Provisional St. Louis Bears

19th century

1869 Pictorial Issue Black Jack Columbian Issue Hawaiian Missionaries Lost Continental Trans-Mississippi Issue Western Cattle in Storm Z Grill

20th century

All Aboard! 20th Century American Trains Americana series Antarctic Treaty issue Bicentennial Series Breast cancer research stamp Celebrate the Century Comic Strip Classics Federal Duck Stamp Five cents John Kennedy Fourth Bureau issue Great Americans series Hanukkah stamps Liberty Issue Norse-American Centennial Oklahoma Statehood Stamps Overrun Countries series Presidential Issue Prominent Americans series Series of 1902 Special handling stamps Transportation coils U.S. Parcel Post stamps of 1912–13 US Regular Issues of 1922–31 War savings stamps Washington Bicentennial stamps of 1932 Washington-Franklin Issues

21st century

Distinguished Americans series Elvis Presley Forever stamp Nature of America Raising the Flag at Ground Zero Statue of Liberty Forever stamp 2017 Total Solar Eclipse stamp

Airmails

1918 Curtiss Jenny airmail stamps 1930 Graf Zeppelin stamps Inverted Jenny List of United States airmail stamps

EPOs

CIA invert Dag Hammarskjöld invert Inverted Jenny Nixon invert Pan-American invert

Topicals

Artworks on stamps of the United States Commemoration of the American Civil War on postage stamps History of Virginia on stamps List of fictional characters on stamps of the United States List of people on the postage stamps of the United States Postage stamps and postal history of the Confederate States Presidents of the United States on U.S. postage stamps Puerto Rico on stamps Territories of the United States on stamps U.S. space exploration history on U.S. stamps Women on US stamps

Postmarks

Earliest reported postmark Fancy cancel

Collections and

Benjamin Miller Collection Cardinal Spellman Philatelic Museum Florida Postal Museum National Philatelic Museum National Postal Museum

Miscellaneous

Air Mail scandal Apollo 15 postage stamp incident Barefoot mailman Boat Railway Post Office Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee Express mail in the United States History of United States postage rates Mail jumping Pneumatic tube mail in New York City Star routes

Postal services

American Letter Mail Company Butterfield Overland Mail Pony Express United States Post Office Department United States Postal Service U.S. Special Delivery

Publications

The American Philatelist Higgins & Gage World Postal Stationery Catalog Linn's Stamp News Minkus catalogue Scott catalogue

Stamp production

Designers

American stamp designers

Companies

American Bank Note Company Bureau of Engraving and Printing Homer Lee Bank Note Company

Organizations

American Air Mail Society American Philatelic Research Library American Philatelic Society Rocky Mountain Philatelic Library United Postal Stationery Society U.S. Philatelic Classics Society United States Stamp Society

Related

American philatelists American postmasters Revenue stamps of the United States United States postal notes United States Postmaster General United States Post Offices

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