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33-cent Claude Pepper

The Postal Service issued a 33-cent Claude Pepper definitive stamp in Washington, DC, on September 7, 2000. The stamp, designed by Richard Sheaff of Scottsdale, Arizona, and illustrated by Mark Summers of Waterdown, Ontario, went on sale nationwide September 8, 2000.

The Postal Service honored Claude Pepper, a champion of rights for the elderly, on the 100th anniversary of the year of his birth. In a political career that spanned sixty years, the honorable Claude Pepper, a Democrat from Florida, served in both the US Senate (1936—1951) and the US House of Representatives (1963—1989). From 1977 to 1983, he was chairman of the House Select Committee on Aging, continuing his strong support of Social Security and Medicare programs.

Banknote Corporation of America, Inc., printed 56 million stamps in the offset/intaglio process.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (July 13, 2000).


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