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AMERIPEX86
Date Issued: 1985-05-25
Postage Value: 22 cents

Commemorative issue
AMERIPEX86
AMERIPEX86

Featuring a reproduction of an early U.S. Stamp depicting the nation's first postmaster general, Benjamin Franklin, this stamp design promoted AMERIPEX '86, the international postage stamp exhibition in Chicago. Under guidelines of the international federation governing such exhibitions, a country is only permitted to host such an exhibit once every 10 years. The 1986 event was the largest ever in this country, attracting nearly 150,000 visitors during its 10-day run. On display were some of the most spectacular examples of postage stamps, postal history, and postal memorabilia ever assembled. In addition to the opportunities for visitors to add to their own collections, the exhibition hosted postal administration representatives from more than 200 nations of the world.

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