Saturday, March 19, 2011

Theodore Roosevelt's Sagamore Hill Home

This is a maximum card with a first day of issue cancellation. This stamp commemorates Theodore Roosevelt's home, Sagamore Hill, in Oyster Bay, New York. Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States. Sagamore Hill was his home from 1885 until his death in 1919. It served as the "Summer White House" from 1902 to 1908 when Roosevelt was President. After Roosevelt died in 1919, his wife Edith lived there until she died in 1948.

Sagamore Hill was restored and opened as a national shrine in 1953. The stamp was issued on September 14, 1953.

I am participating in Sunday Stamps at Viridian's Postcard Blog


  1. what a beautiful place this looks like. wouldn't mind retiring there...with staff, of course!!

  2. I agree with ticklebear - at least a housekeeper. It's a lovely place. A relative of mine works there too!

  3. Like this place and the stamp. It has an interesting name as well.

  4. What a beatiful card! Impressive building!

  5. The stamp is nice - it even looks like a dollar bill at a quick glance!
    Happy Sunday!

    Postcards Crossing: Sunday Stamps: The Wildflowers of Eire

  6. It looks a lovely place an makes a great maximum card with the stamp.

  7. I like the colours of the house, makes a nice contrast with the stamp.

  8. A perfect maximum card - the stamp and postcard match exactly! I love it!

  9. Per your question, the postcard is from Cyrus Northup Memorial Auditorium and Administration Building, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. I will post a copy of it.


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