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Alexander Hamilton Issue

The Department issued this 3-cent stamp commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Hamilton through the New York, New York, post office on January 11, 1957. Designed by William K Schrage, the stamp has for its central design a portrait of Alexander Hamilton on the left, with the front view of the original Federal Hall in New York comprising its right portion. Across the top of the stamp is the wording "United States Postage" and the denomination "3c" in whiteface modified Roman. To the left of the portrait are the numerals "1757" and "1957," arranged in two lines, also in whiteface modified Roman. The name "Federal Hall, N.Y.C., in whiteface Gothic, is located directly beneath the building. An ornamental ribbon dominates the bottom of the stamp and frames the lettering "Alexander Hamilton Bicentennial," which is in dark modified Roman.

The stamp was printed by the rotary process, electric-eye perforated, and issued in panes of fifty stamps each. The printing of 120 million stamps was authorized.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (December 13, 1956)


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