Arago: Hawaii Statehood Issue

Hawaii Statehood Issue

The Post Office Department issued a 7-cent Hawaii Statehood commemorative airmail stamp in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 29, 1959, the date of the President's proclamation of Hawaii's admission into the Union.

This stamp, portraying a Hawaiian warrior, a five-pointed star, and a map of the islands, is 0.84 x 1.44 inches in dimension, arranged horizontally, printed by the rotary process, electric-eye perforated, and issued in sheets of fifty. The color of the stamp is red. The POD authorized an initial printing of 90,000,000.

Reference: Postal Bulletin, July 30, 1959.

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