Jack London

Jack London San Francisco California Tom Lydon Maximum Cards


Stock #: 235691
Type: Postcard
Era: Continental Chrome
City: San Francisco
State: California (CA)
County: San Francisco
Artist: Tom Lydon
Publisher: The Maximum Card Collection
Postmark: 1988 May-3
PM City: San Francisco
PM State: CA
Stamp: 25c
Philatelic Notes: Jack Loudon
Size: 4" x 5.75" (10.25 x 15 cm)

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No.88-21. Survival, and basic instincts for freedom and power drove Jack London to success as a writer. In 1897, London was just 21 years old when he heard of a Gold Rush in the Klondike region of the Yukon Territory in Canada. There, in the frozen isolation, he found the challenges of survival and the basic driving forces of men and animals. Out of that experience, London drew portraits of men locked in deadly struggles and domestic dogs forced back to the brutality of nature. His most famous work, The Call of the Wild, was written in 1903. The classic story shows the effects of circumstance and environment. Vividly portraying the need for freedom and power, in situations removed from societal control, London made statements about society and the nature of man. Jack London is celebrated as one of America's greatest adventure writers, and is honored on the stamp on this Maximum Card. The stamp was originally issued in sheet form in 1986, and was reissued during the rate change of 1988. This stamp comes from the booklet pane of ten
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