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Light Brahma rooster
Date Issued: 1948-09-09
Postage Value: 3 cents

Commemorative issue
Poultry industry
Light Brahma rooster

Design of this stamp commemorated the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the American poultry industry and the development and production of poultry and poultry products. This stamp was a major reason why shortly after its release, a movement began that led to stamp designs and commemorations no longer being ordered by the U.S. Congress. Presently, there is a Citizen's Stamp Advisory Committee to the Postmaster General. The year 1948 saw a large number of stamps issued that commemorated subjects that the general public did not believe were necessarily worthy of such honor, in light of the previous track record.

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