Arago: National Grange Issue

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National Grange Issue

This 5-cent stamp marking the 100th anniversary of the National Grange, a major farmers' organization, was first placed on sale in Washington, DC, on April 17, 1967, during National Grange Week.

Artist Lee Pavoa of New York City captured a bit of nineteenth century Americana in his design. The five-color stamp suggests a poster of the type the Grange distributed to recruit new members in its early days, according to the artist.

This stamp was printed on the Giori press, issued in panes of fifty and authorized for an initial printing of 120 million.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (March 23, 1967).