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Henry David Thoreau Forever Stamps - Pack of 10

Henry David Thoreau Forever Stamps - Pack of 10

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Ten Henry David Thoreau Forever Stamps
Issued: May 23, 2017
Scott Catalog #5202

10 Mint, unused postage stamps with original gum as issued by the Post Office. These stamps are genuine and valid to use as postage for current mailing. Be sure to use enough total postage to meet the current postal rate for the item you are mailing.

Great for special mailings like weddings, birthdays, valentines, and events. Also good to use for scrapbooking or displaying in a small picture frame. It's a miniature work of art.


About this stamp:
Thoreau spent most of his life in Concord, Massachusetts, west of Boston. He attended Harvard, taught for a short time, and worked at his father’s pencil factory. He was an American essayist, poet, and philosopher. A leading transcendentalist, he is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay "Civil Disobedience" (originally published as "Resistance to Civil Government"), an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.

When Thoreau returned to his parent’s home and factory, he desperately sought quiet to continue his writing, but could not find it. In 1845, Emerson offered him a part of his land near Walden Pond. Thoreau built a small cabin and stayed there for two years. For two years, two months and two days, Thoreau lived in a one-room house on a pond on the edge of his hometown of Concord, MA, writing prolifically while farming, reading, thinking, taking long walks, and observing the natural world around him. Walden, the 1854 book he wrote about his experience, still holds the attention of readers by blending elements of numerous genres to create something complex, eclectic, and unique. Condensing his 26 months at Walden Pond into the events of one year, Thoreau ponders the problems that result from materialism and promotes simplicity as a viable alternative, exhorting people from all walks of life — including himself — to re-examine their misplaced priorities.

Dimensions

1 inch by 1-9/16 inches

How To Apply

Self-Sticking: Peel and Stick.

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