Arago: Red Cross Issue

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Red Cross Issue

The Department issued this 3-cent International Red Cross commemorative postage stamp through the New York, New York, post office on November 21, 1952, in conjunction with the three-day National Postage Stamp Show of the American Stamp Dealers' Association.

The stamp's central design is a globe of the world illuminated by light radiating from the Red Cross. The frame consists of a dark background in which appears the lettering "Honoring The" on the left side, "International Red Cross" across the top, "Founded-1864" on the right side, and "United States Postage" across the bottom of the stamp, in modified whiteface Gothic. In each rounded corner of the frame are laurel leaves. In the lower right is the denomination numeral "3c" in dark face modified Gothic.

This stamp was printed by the rotary process, electric-eye perforated, cross typographed, and issued in panes of fifty stamps each. An initial printing of 110 million copies of this stamp was authorized.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (November 4, 1952)


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