Monday, April 25, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

Image of the Day: Peter Max's Expo '74 World's Fair Stamp

The 10-cent Preserve the Environment commemorative stamp commemorates Expo '74, which was held in Spokane, Washington, at the time the smallest city to have hosted a world's fair. The theme for the fair was preserving the environment. 

The stamp was designed by Peter Max and was issued in sheets of forty, with an initial printing of 140 million.

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Image of the Day: 15c Edith Wharton Stamp

In 1921, Edith Wharton (1862-1937) became the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize, awarded for her novel The Age of Innocence. In that work and many others, Wharton portrayed a moneyed, materialistic society whose conventions restricted and destroyed the desires of its members. T
The Edith Wharton stamp was issued in 1980. It is part of the Literary Arts Series, engraved with purple ink.

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Image of the Day: 3-cent Statue of Freedom Stamp

The Post Office Department released a 3-cent stamp bearing an image of the Statue of Freedom on April 20, 1950. The statue sits atop the dome of the United States Capitol. The stamp was the first in a series of four stamps commemorating the 150th anniversary of Washington, DC, as the US capital. 

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing produced the stamp in bright blue on the rotary press, using the electric eye plate and 11 x 10.5 perforations. 

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