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Early & modern mail-carrying vehicles
Date Issued: 1947-05-17
Postage Value: 3 cents

Commemorative issue
Postage stamp centenary
Early & modern mail-carrying vehicles

This stamp design commemorated the 100th anniversary of the first U.S. postage stamps, which were issued in 1847 and featured Benjamin Franklin on the 5-cent issue and George Washington on the 10-cent issue. With the portraits of Washington and Franklin on this stamp are the following forms of mail delivery: Pony Express, early steam engine, modern diesel locomotive, and modern steamship. Flying above them is a four-engine transport plane.

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