Arago: 100th Anniversary of Minnesota Statehood

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100th Anniversary of Minnesota Statehood

The 3-cent Minnesota Statehood centennial commemorative stamp was issued through the Saint Paul, Minnesota, post office on May 11, 1958. Designed by Homer Hill, the stamp's image highlights the state's many lakes, beautiful islands, and terrain. Emphasis is placed on the unusual branches of the state's tree, pines, lakes, and low rolling hills. Across the top is the wording "Minnesota Statehood 1858-1958," arranged in one line in dark Gothic. "United States Postage" and "3c" appear in a rounded vertical format in the lower right corner.

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

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (April 17, 1958)


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