Sunday, December 1, 2013

Benjamin Franklin's Grave, USA

A cool official card!

US- 2151651

Ok, for some of you it may not be so cool, but you know I love graves and cemeteries...and well, this one is nothing can barely see a grave or a tomb here :)

as the back of the card says: 
Benjamin Franklin's Grave, Christ Church Burial Ground, 5th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This famous statesman, who died in 1790, was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Nearby at 4th and Arch Streets, a huge fiberglass bust of Benjamin Franklin is covered with 80,000 copper pennies, symbolizing Poor Richard's adage, "A penny saved is a penny earned".

(This reminded me of the "even a penny will help" technique....just rambling...but when you think about it, it IS an efficient one indeed)

two stamps on the card...the well-known American Clock...and maybe the not-so-well-known Wisdom definitive stamp issued in 2008, featuring the work of a New York artist, Nancy Stahl.

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