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Coast & Geodic Survey flag & ships
Date Issued: 1957-02-11
Postage Value: 3 cents

Commemorative issue
Coast & Geodic Survey
Coast & Geodic Survey flag & ships

Design of this stamp commemorated the 150th anniversary of the founding of this government service, which is devoted to the charting and surveying of America's coasts and harbors. In 1970 the organization was renamed the National Ocean Survey and now is an arm of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It maintains marine centers at Norfolk, VA, and Seattle, WA. Its headquarters is Rockville, MD.

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