Arago: Employ the Handicapped Issue

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Employ the Handicapped Issue

The 4-cent Employ the Handicapped commemorative stamp was issued on August 28, 1960, through the New York, New York, post office. The stamp was issued to promote the employment of the physically handicapped and to publicize the 8th World Congress of the International Society for the Welfare of Cripples in New York City.

Designed by Carl Bobertz, the stamp depicts a man in a wheel chair operating a drill. 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 stamps was authorized.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (July 21, 1960).