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Medium:
paper; ink
Dimensions:
Height x Width (not to exceed): 3 x 5 1/4 in. (7.62 x 13.34 cm)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
1893
Description:
Regular stamps distributed as samples or gifts were valid for postage. To end this option for gift recipients, the Post Office Department began in 1879 to have sample stamps printed on card stock, which dignitaries received in small envelopes like this one. The samples were so popular that the POD ordered five reprints, the last being in 1894.
Topic:
The Gilded Age (1877-1920)  Search this
National Stamp Collection  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Object number:
1998.2005.20.1
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm82e3237c4-0ac7-41d6-bfdf-d946c700a237
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1998.2005.20.1