Arago: Food for Peace-Freedom From Hunger Issue

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Food for Peace-Freedom From Hunger Issue

The Department issued this 5-cent Food for Peace Freedom from Hunger commemorative postage stamp through the Washington, DC, post office on June 4, 1963. The first day of issue coincided with the opening of the World Food Congress, held June 4-18 in the nation's capital.

Designed by Stevan Dohanos, the stamp's theme is a stalk of golden yellow bearded wheat against a background of green. The wording "Freedom from Hunger" is in red, with the remaining lettering in white.

This stamp was printed on the Giori press and issued in panes of fifty stamps each. An initial printing of 120 million stamps was authorized.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (May 9, 1963).


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