Arago: Atoms For Peace Issue

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Atoms For Peace Issue

A 3-cent stamp commemorating Atoms for Peace was issued on July 28, 1955, in Washington DC.

The stamp, designed by George R. Cox, is composed of two spheres showing each side of the atlas encircled with the orbital emblem that has become symbolic of atomic energy. The words "Atoms for Peace" in whiteface modified Gothic are displayed across the two spheres. Placed in three sides of the stamp frame is the following quotation from President Dwight D. Eisenhower: ". . . to find the way by which the . . . inventiveness of man shall . . . be . . . consecrated to his life," and at the bottom appears "3c United States Postage 3c," all in dark face Gothic.

The stamp is 0.84 by 1.44 inches in dimension, arranged horizontally, printed by the rotary process, electric-eye perforated, and issued in sheets of fifty. The color of the stamp is blue. The printing of 120 million stamps was authorized.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (July 12, 1955).

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