Arago: Centenary International Philatelic Exhibition Issue

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Centenary International Philatelic Exhibition Issue

Timed to coincide with the centenary of the first United States postage stamp, the Centenary International Philatelic Exhibition was held in New York City from May 17 to 25, 1947. In addition to the stamp issued for the centenary (Scott USA 947), a sheet issued on May 19, 1947, marked the occasion and served as a souvenir of the exhibition. The imperforate sheet contained reproductions of the first postage stamps in different colors—the 5-cent blue picturing Benjamin Franklin and the 10-cent brown orange picturing George Washington. Text around the border of the sheet provided information about the production of the sheet.


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