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Kansas Territory Issue

A 3-cent stamp commemorating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Kansas Territory was issued in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, on May 31, 1954.

The overall design of the stamp depicts a field of wheat and a set of farm buildings in the foreground, with a wagon train of pioneers in light silhouette forming the background. The numerals "1854" and "1954" in dark Gothic are shown in the upper left and right corners of the stamp, respectively. Arranged in two lines across the bottom of the stamp appear the denomination "3c," "US Postage," and "Kansas Territorial Centennial" in whiteface 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 reddish gold. The printing of 110,000,000 stamps was authorized.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (May 4, 1954).

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