Arago: Hand to Hand Issues

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Hand to Hand Issues

The 1954 20-cent Hand-to-Hand stamp used the striking image of the special delivery carrier hand-delivering a letter to a customer. The design was used again in 1957 on the 30-cent denomination stamp.

There is uniqueness to this special delivery stamp that has bestowed upon it a modicum of fame. The Hand-to-Hand special delivery issue was the first and only U.S. stamp to feature itself in its design. The second cancelled stamp featured on the envelope is the 3-cent Statue of Liberty, which is part of the Liberty Issue released a few months earlier. The address on the envelope is "1954 Liberty St."


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