First Day Cover - 50th Anniversary Stamp (1969)

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Item Number: 735.950
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Detailed Description

  • An original first day issue of The American Legion 50th Anniversary stamp by the US Postal Service
  • Postmarked from Washington D.C. on the Legion's actual 50th anniversary, dated March 15, 1969
  • Includes a postcard inside the envelope describing The American Legion in 1969
  • Appreciation to the Library at American Legion National Headquarters for making this collection available
  • The 6-cent stamp marking the 50th anniversary of the American Legion was first placed on sale at Washington, DC, on March 15, 1969. Artist Robert Hallock of Newton, Connecticut, adapted a portion of the national bird on the Great Seal of the United States for the design. The eagle clutches an olive branch, the heraldic symbol of peace. The stamp was lithographed and engraved (Giori). (Reference: Postal Bulletin, February 20, 1969).