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FDC #8 with Gilbert Erector Stamp - $55 (Canyon Lake)

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make / manufacturer: US postage stamps

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The cachet First Day Cover (FDC), boy with crane design by Bevil, with US postage stamp titled, "Construction Toys" issued on February 3, 1998 features Gilbert's Erector toys, with the theme; Celebrate the Century 1910-1919. This rare FDC is the 41st print out of a total of 175. The 32 cent stamp depicts a boy flying a 1913 Erector set toy plane. Tinkertoys and Lincoln Logs are also shown on the stamp. The back of the stamp has the following statement: "Construction toys encourage children to build, create and think about how things work. Erector sets were introduced in 1913, the Tinkertoy in 1914, and Lincoln Logs in 1916. Celebrate the Century 1910's".

John Lloyd Wright, son of the famous Frank Lloyd Wright, invented the Lincoln Logs. John's idea came from Frank Lloyd Wright's construction techniques for earthquake design, used for the Tokyo Imperial Palace Hotel, Japan in the early 1900's.

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