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Thursday, November 3, 2011

United States of America-A 1909 Commemorative Postage Stamp-Illustrated

Illustrated below is the 2 Cent (red) stamp issued for the Alaska-Yukon Exposition of 1909. The portrait is of William H Seward, Secretary of State under President Lincoln and the man who engineered the purchase of Alaska from Russia. One of only 3 postage stamps issued for the year 1909 the other two were a 2 Cent (red) commemorative of the birth of Lincoln ( b. 1809) and a 2 Cent (red) of the Hudson-Fulton Celebration.

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