Arago: 1967 American Folklore Issue

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1967 American Folklore Issue

The 5-cent Davy Crockett stamp, the second in the American Folklore Series, was issued on August 17, 1967, at San Antonio, Texas, where Colonel Crockett died in defense of the Alamo. Issuance date was the 181st birthday of the colorful trapper, hunter, and congressman from the Tennessee backwoods.

Robert Bode, the New York City artist who designed the 1966 Johnnie Appleseed stamp, designed this issue. The inscription and portrait were printed on the Giori press. Previously, two shades of green were applied by offset for the foliage.

The stamp was issued in panes of fifty, with an initial printing of 120 million.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (July 13, 1967).


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