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Western mining prospector
Date Issued: 1898-06-17
Postage Value: 50 cents

Commemorative issue
Trans-Mississippi Exposition
Western mining prospector

The design of this stamp was taken from a drawing by Frederic Remington. The Trans-Mississippi series of commemorative stamps was issued in conjunction with the Trans-Mississippi Exposition in Omaha in 1898. The exposition commemorated the settling of the Middle West. Some of the stamp designs honored specific people and/or events. Other designs honored more generic situations that led to the development of this vast part of the United States.

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