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Neil Armstrong cachet handstamp

Description:

This rubber stamp was used to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Connecticut's founding as well as the 16th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's 1969 moon walk. An imprint from this rubber stamp is called a 'cachet'. It was designed for private use on covers posted at the American Festival postal station, Meriden, Connecticut.

Date:
1985
Markings:
AMERICAN FESTIVAL STA. / AUG 11 1985 / MERIDEN CT 06450 / 16TH ANNIVERSARY APOLLO XI figurative: Neil Armstrong portrait (center)
Medium:
metal; rubber
Dimensions:
2.5 x 3.25 x 3.5 in (6.4 x 8.3 x 8.9 cm)
Museum ID:
1990.0300.2
Place:
Connecticut

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