Arago: Exhibits

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Commemoratives

Miller’s interest in stamp varieties inspired him to purchase many types of commemorative stamps. His collection includes specimen or sample copies as well as perforation errors, varied cancellations, signed panes, and plate blocks from multiple plates.

1c Jacques Marquette on the Mississippi block of four

1¢ Trans-Mississippi stamp of 1898, based on the painting Father Marquette on the Mississippi. The Miller Collection includes blocks from different printing plates.

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2¢ Pan-American stamp of 1901, for Buffalo world’s fair, Empire State Express, varied placements of vignette (center image),.