Arago: Future Farmers Issue

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Future Farmers Issue

The Department issued this 3-cent stamp to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Future Farmers of America through the Kansas City, Missouri, post office on October 13, 1953. The stamp's overall design depicts a typical farm scene, with rolling hills in the background. Featured in the central foreground is a future farmer standing beneath a tree, viewing the scene before him. The emblem of the Future Farmers of America is displayed on the back of the jacket that the youth is wearing. In the upper left corner, arranged in three lines, is the wording "US Postage" and the denomination "3c" in dark, modified Roman. Across the bottom of the stamp, on a flowing ribbon, is the wording "1928 Future Farmers of America 1953," in dark Gothic.

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

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (August 25, 1953)


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