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Stamp Commemorating "Bobo" - The First Circus Dog in Space | by Angie Naron
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Stamp Commemorating "Bobo" - The First Circus Dog in Space

Cut & Paste, Scissors & Glue collage created for the weekly themed blog: The Kollage Kit www.kollagekit.blogspot.com

This weeks theme: Design a Postage Stamp

 

I made this stamp in memory of my cousin, Walter J. Wild, who years ago sketched a postage stamp featuring the moon. He gave me the scrap of paper he drew it on and I treasure it. Walter passed away on January 11, 1999. This is a paragraph from his obituary published by the AAS (American Astronomical Society):

 

"Walter J. Wild, a senior research associate in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago, collapsed and died at the age of 44 while attending a lecture at the University on January 11, 1999. Walter was known world-wide as an expert on the mathematics of adaptive optics, a real time technique for compensation of image distortion caused by atmospheric turbulence."

 

The background of the moon & stars was taken from "Our Old Fashioned Country Diary for 1994" and the dog is an illustration by Corinne R. Bailey for the children's book " I Want To Be A Circus Man " 1934.

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Taken on September 21, 2012