Arago: General Douglas MacArthur Issue

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General Douglas MacArthur Issue

The 6-cent Gen. Douglas MacArthur commemorative postage stamp was first placed on sale at Norfolk, Virginia, on January 26, 1971.

General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) was one of the most powerful figures during World War II. During his tenure, he served in multiple capacities — the superintendent of West Point, the US Army's chief of staff, the supreme commander of Allied Powers in Japan, and the leader of the US-led coalition of U.N. forces in the Korean War.

The stamp was designed by Paul Calle and was issued in panes of fifty, with an initial printing of 135 million.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (December 24, 1970).

PBS Online. "General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964)." http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/macarthur/peopleevents/pandeAMEX96.html.

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