A handsome tribute to the American Fireman displayed with United States Postage Stamps sets the scene for this historical collection. See the history of fire fighting engines and tools shown on genuine mint postage stamps issued from 1948-2002. The collection includes 7 non-cancelled stamps featuring fire fighting symbols from the following years 1948, 1981, 1984, 1988, 1992 and 2002. American heroes, firemen, are honored on a stamp showing their bravery and courage during September 11, 2001. Also featured is Smokey Bear, the American inspiration to prevent forest fires. The set is housed in a black vinyl protective portfolio and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.