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Religious Freedom Issue

The Department issued this 3-cent stamp to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the signing of the Flushing Remonstrance and religious freedom in America through the Flushing, New York, post office on December 27, 1957.

Designed by Robert Geissmann, the stamp has for its central subject a bible, a hat symbolic of the people and the times and a quill, as the symbol of man's determination to speak the truth through the written word. An ornamental ribbon bearing the wording "1657 The Flushing Remonstrance 1957" links the bible, the hat and the quill. In the upper portion of the stamp is the wording "Religious Freedom in America," arranged in three lines. In the lower left corner is the denomination designation "3," to the right of which is "United States Postage," arranged in two lines. All lettering is a modification of the early American type.

The stamp was printed by the rotary process, electric-eye perforated and issued in panes of fifty stamps each. An initial printing of 100 million stamps has been authorized.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (November 27, 1957)


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