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Wheatland Issue

The 3-cent Wheatland commemorative stamp was issued in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on August 5, 1956. The stamp honors Wheatland, the home of James Buchanan (1791-1868). Buchanan became the 15th president of the United States in 1856 and the first US president from Pennsylvania.

The central design of the stamp was reproduced from a photograph of Wheatland. The wording "United States Postage" and the denomination "3c" are arranged across the top of the stamp in one line, and the descriptive title "Wheatland The Home of James Buchanan" is arranged in two lines at the bottom. All lettering is modified architectural Roman.

The stamp is 0.84 by 1.44 inches in dimension, arranged horizontally in a double outline frame, printed by the rotary process, electric-eye perforated, and issued in sheets of fifty. The color of the stamp is brown. The printing of 120,000,000 stamps was authorized.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (July 17, 1956).


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