Friday, September 13, 2013

11¢ Statue of Liberty stamp

Further to my post on 4th Sep 2013 when I talked of the 8c US Statue of Liberty stamp, the U.S. Carmine and dark violet blue 11¢ Statue of Liberty stamp was issued on 15.6.1961 to meet a new international surface mail rate that went into effect on July 1. According to the deputy postmaster general at that time, “This stamp reaffirms to all the nations of the world, friends and enemies alike, the United States’ determination to preserve the American tradition of political and religious freedom.”

My friend Merja sent me this cover with the first day of issue postmark on the stamp.

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