Arago: Sagamore Hill Issue

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Sagamore Hill Issue

A 3-cent stamp to commemorate Sagamore Hill was issued in Oyster Bay, New York, on September 14, 1953. The stamp's overall design features an image of Sagamore Hill, the home of Theodore Roosevelt, at Oyster Bay, New York. In 1953 the home was opened to the public as a national shrine.

The denomination "3c" in dark modified Roman is shown in an ornamental scroll in the upper left corner. The wording "US Postage" is centered in the top border of the frame. In the foreground, directly above the lower border, is shown the wording "Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay, NY," and centered in the lower border is the wording "Home of Theodore Roosevelt." All lettering is designed in whiteface Roman.

The stamp is 0.84 by 1.44 inches in dimensions, arranged horizontally, printed by the rotary process, electric-eye perforated, and issued in sheets of fifty. The color of the stamp is green. An initial printing order of 110,000,000 stamps was authorized.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (August 18, 1953).

National Park Service. "Sagamore Hill." www.nps.gov/sahi.

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