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8-cent Masaryk

8c Tomas Garrigue Masaryk single

Scott Catalogue USA: 1148
Description:

This Champion of Liberty Issue stamp honors Thomas G. Masaryk, founder and first president of Czechoslovakia from 1918 to 1935. The stamp was issued on the 110th anniversary of his birth. Following the outbreak of the First World War, Masaryk sought for a separate country for Czechs and Slovaks, independent from the Austria-Hungary Empire. Masaryk traveled around the globe, including France, Russia and the United States to advocate for his cause. The stamp depicts a medallion with Masaryk’s portrait.

United States; Czechoslovakia; Austria-Hungary; First World War; empire; independence; freedom; liberty; politician; philosopher; president; founder; champion; medal; medallion; portrait

Date:
March 7, 1960
Medium:
paper; ink (carmine, ultramarine, ocher); adhesive / engraving
Museum ID:
1980.2493.5316
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place:
Czechoslovakia (republic)

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