Arago: Hope For Crippled Issue

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Hope For Crippled Issue

The 6-cent stamp focusing attention on the need for rehabilitation of those who are crippled was first placed on sale at Columbus, Ohio, on November 20, 1969, during the Golden Anniversary convention of the National Society for Crippled Children and Adults, sometimes known as "The Easter Seal Society." Mark English of Georgetown, Connecticut, designed the stamp, which depicts a boy in a wheel chair, then rising, then almost erect and finally standing and stepping forward.

Yellow and green were applied in the first pass by offset; blue and red in the second. White, blue, and black were from one pass through the Giori press. The stamp was issued in panes of fifty, with an initial printing of 130 million.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (October 23, 1969).

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