Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation with this First Day Cover (#6 ¾ envelope) bearing an affixed Emancipation Proclamation (Forever®) stamp and an official First Day of Issue black pictorial postmark.
First in a set of three 2013 issues celebrating significant anniversaries in the struggle for African-American civil rights, the stamp art uses President Abraham Lincoln's powerful words, “Henceforward Shall Be Free,” on a design evocative of broadsides from the Civil War era. The postmark design incorporates text and decorative elements from the stamp along with the word “Freedom” — prominently featured on the stamp pane — and includes the date and location of issue.
Made in the USA.
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