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Old Glory Issue

The Postal Service issued five 37-cent Old Glory commemorative stamp designs in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) prestige booklet of twenty stamps on April 3, 2003, at the Mega Stamp Show in New York, New York. The stamps, designed by Richard Sheaff, Scottsdale, Arizona, went on sale nationwide April 4, 2003.

The prestige booklet features photographs of patriotic ephemera inspired by the colors and design of the US flag. These delightful examples of America's heritage include:

o An example of twentieth-century folk art featuring Uncle Sam riding a high-wheel bicycle

o An 1888 presidential campaign badge with a photograph of Benjamin Harrison

o The top portion of a silk bookmark that was woven at the Columbian Exposition in 1893

o A modern, folding fan with a flag design

o A hand-painted carving of Lady Liberty from the nineteenth century

"Old Glory" was the second prestige booklet issued by the Postal Service. Aston-Potter (USA), Ltd., of Williamsyille, New York printed the stamp in offset process. 60 million stamps were printed.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (March 6, 2003).


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