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Fort Ticonderoga Issue

A 3-cent stamp commemorating the bicentennial anniversary of Fort Ticonderoga was issued in Fort Ticonderoga, New York, on September 18, 1955.

The central design of the stamp incorporates a plan of Fort Ticonderoga as developed by Sebastien de Vauban, a figure of Ethan Allen, and artillery. The frame consists of a light background on which appears the lettering "Bicentennial" in script on the left side, "Fort Ticonderoga" in two-tone Roman across the top, "1755 1955" in script on the right side, and "United States Postage," also in two-tone Roman, across the bottom. The denomination "3c" in whiteface Roman appears in a dark square panel in each of the four corners.

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 sepia. The printing of 120,000,000 stamps was authorized. The stamp was designed by Enrico Arno.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (August 16, 1955).


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