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Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored)/ lithographed
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
August 30, 2005
Description:
The Postal Service issued a souvenir sheet of 37-cent To Form a More Perfect Union stamps in ten designs, on August 30, 2005, in the following locations: Greensboro, North Carolina; Jackson, Mississippi; Little Rock, Arkansas; Memphis, Tennesse; Montgomery, Alabama; Selma, Alabama; Topeka, Kansas; Washington, DC. Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, Maryland designed the stamps.
This issue recognizes the courage and achievements of the men and women who fought for equal rights during the years of the Civil Rights movement. The issue presents an artistic representation of several pivotal events from the 1948 Executive Order ending segregation in the military to the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Stamp designer Ethel Kessler used details from contemporary artworks to comment on all of the ten historical events commemorated on this souvenir sheet.
50 million stamps were printed by Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. in the offset process.
Reference:
Postal Bulletin (August 4, 2005).
unused
Topic:
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Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2006.2002.443.2
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm87072f883-4959-4e4c-9167-f5198ef488b4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2006.2002.443.2