Arago: City Mail Delivery Issue

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City Mail Delivery Issue

This 5-cent City Mail Delivery commemorative stamp was issued through the Washington, DC, post office on October 26, 1963. Norman Rockwell's design is a whimsical and nostalgic drawing of a Civil War-era letter carrier. The wording "City Mail Delivery 1863 1963" and the denomination are in red with "United States" in blue and the vignette in gray.

This stamp was printed on the Giori press and issued in panes of fifty stamps each. An initial printing of 130 million stamps was authorized.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (October 3, 1963).


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