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8-cent Statue of Liberty

8c Statue of Liberty single

Scott Catalogue USA: 1041
Description:

This Liberty Issue stamp depicts the State of Liberty. The statue was designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi as a gift to the United States from France. The statue is of the Roman goddess of freedom, Libertas, holding a torch and a tablet which is inscribed with the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. The statue was completed in Paris in 1884 and unveiled in New York Harbor in 1886.

United States; France; Statue of Liberty; freedom; Declaration of Independence; Paris; New York; Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi; Gustave Eiffel; Richard Morris Hunt

Date:
April 9, 1954
Medium:
paper; ink (dark violet blue, carmine); adhesive / engraving
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 1 x 7/8 in. (2.54 x 2.22 cm)
Museum ID:
1980.2493.5095
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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