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AC209_TYRRELL_HISTORICAL_LIBRARY_COMMEMORATIVE_STAMP_COLLECTIONTHE TYRRELL HISTORICAL LIBRARY AC -209 The Tyrrell Historical Library Commemorative Stamp Collection, 1981, 1986, 1993-1994 I]DWQR1lilYMZ This collection contains four issues of commemorative stamps: the "Babe" Zaharias Commemorative Stamp; the Texas Independence Day Commemorative Stamp; the African Violet Commemorative Stamp; and the Buffalo Soldier Commemorative Stamp. The "Babe" Zaharias Stamp was issued September 22, 1981. "Babe" Zaharias, a native of Beaumont, is known as the greatest all-around American woman athlete of all time. During her life she excelled in every sport, but baseball track and golf were her best fields. Many of Zaharias' athletic records remain unbroken. The Texas Independence Day stamp was issued on March 2, 1986. The stamp honors Texas as an independent nation and as a State of the U. S. Texas was admitted to the Union in 1845. Sam Houston is pictured on this stamp. The African Violet Stamp was issued on October 29, 1993. The stamp was first issued out of the Beaumont, Texas, headquarters of the African Violet Society of America. The stamp was designed by Ned Scidler. The Buffalo Soldier Stamp was issued April 22, 1994. This stamp was issued to honor the U. S. Army's African American "Buffalo Soldiers". These soldiers served with patriotism and courage in the Indian Wars, the Spanish American War, the Philippine Insurrection, the Mexican Expedition, WWI, WWII, and the Korean War.