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Nebraska Territory Issue

A 3-cent stamp to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Nebraska Territory was issued in Nebraska City, Nebraska, on May 7, 1954.

The stamp's central design features an image of "The Sower," a statue that tops the dome of Nebraska Capitol. In the background is a view of the impressive Mitchell Pass, with Scotts Bluff dominating the right side of the scene. The numerals "1854' and "1954" in dark Gothic are placed in the upper left and right corners, respectively. In the lower right corner appear the denomination "3c" and "US Postage" in two lines, and placed across the bottom is the wording "Nebraska Territorial Centennial," all in white-face Gothic.

The stamp is 0.84 by 1.44 inches in dimensions, arranged horizontally with a single outline frame, printed by the rotary process, electric-eye perforated, and issued in sheets of fifty. The color of the stamp is purple. The printing of 110,000,000 stamps was authorized.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (April 13, 1954).

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