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S.S. Adriatic
Date Issued: 1869-04-01
Postage Value: 12 cents

S.S. Adriatic

This series of stamps, known as the nation's first pictorial issue, was square in design. For some reason, now difficult to understand, this series was not popular and was replaced with a new series in about a year. As the first series to depict anything but deceased patriots and other statesmen, the range of designs utilized was quite wide. Shown is the S.S. Adriatic, operated by the Black Ball Line in the mid-19th century.

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