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75-cent Harriet Beecher Stowe

On June 13, 2007, in Washington, DC, the Postal Service issued a 75-cent Harriet Beecher Stowe definitive stamp. The stamp was designed by Richard Sheaff of Scottsdale, Arizona and paid the rate for 3-ounce postage.

This ninth issuance in the Distinguished Americans Series honors Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," one of the most influential novels in American history.

Artist Mark Summers of Waterdown, Canada, based his portrait of Harriet Beecher Stowe on a circa 1855 stipple engraving by English engraver Francis Holl (1815- 1884), which in turn was based on an earlier portrait of Stowe by English painter George Richmond (1809-1896).

Sennett Security Products and Banknote Corporation of America, Inc., printed 100 million stamps in the intaglio/offset process.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (May 10, 2007).


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