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Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (green, rose red); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
MEXICO (republic)
United States of America
Date:
September 16, 1960
Description:
This Mexican Independence Issue stamp commemorates the 150th anniversary of the start of the Mexican War of Independence. The revolution began when a priest, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, urged the locals of the town of Dolores to seek independence. Mexico would not achieve independence from Spain until 1821. The stamp features an image of an Independence Day bell.
United States; Mexico; Spain; independence; revolution; anniversary; war; military; priest; Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla; Dolores; bell
Topic:
Hispanic Heritage  Search this
Object number:
1980.2493.5334
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1980.2493.5334