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VALLEY FORGE COMMEMORATIVE STAMP (2-CENT)-ISSUE OF 1928
The Valley Forge stamp was issued to commemorate the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the encampment of Washington'sArmy at Valley Forge during the winter of 1777-78.
This stamp is the same shape and size as the ordinary stamp, 75/100 by 87/100 inch, and is printed in red ink. The vignette shows Washington kneeling in prayer. Across the top of the stamp in a straight line are the words "U. S. postage" in white Roman letters, and on a ribbon above the vignette are the words "Valley Forge" with the years "1778" and "1928." The white numeral "2" appears in both lower corners within circles, which are connected by a panel bearing the word "Cents." On a ribbon above the panel are the words "In God We Trust" in small Gothic letters.
The Valley Forge commemorative stamp was first placed on sale May 26, 1928, at Cleveland, Ohio; Valley Forge, Philadelphia, Lancaster, Norristown, and West Chester, Pa., and Washington, D.C.
HAWAIIAN OVERPRINTED STAMPS (2-CENT AND 5-CENT)-IS5UE OF 1928
A special issue of overprinted postage stamps was placed on sale in Hawaiian post offices in connection with the sesquicentennial celebration held August 15 to 20, 1928.
The issue was prepared by overprinting a quantity of 2-cent and 5-cent stamps of the 1922-23 series, with the overprint "Hawaii" across the upper half of the stamp, and the dates "1778-1928" below. The overprint was in black ink on Loth stamps.
The overprinted stamps were first placed on sale August 13, 1928, in Honolulu, Hawaii, and at other Hawaiian post offices as soon thereafter as distribution could be made.
The overprinted stamps were not issued to post offices outside of the Hawaiian Islands, but a limited supply was placed on sale in the Philatelic Agency for the convenience of stamp collectors.
The Hawaiian overprinted stamps are valid for the prepayment of postage at all post offices using ordinary United States stamps.
MONMOUTH COMMEMORATiVE STAMP (2-CENT)-ISSUE OF 1928
This stamp was issued to commemorate the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Battle of Monmouth and as a memorial to Molly Pitcher, the popular heroine of the engagement.
The issue consists of ordinary 2-cent stamps of the series of 1922-23 overprinted with the words "Molly Pitcher" arranged in two horizontal lines across the face of the stamp. The overprint is in black.
The overprinted Monmouth anniversary stamps were first offered for sale October 20, 1928, at the post offices in Freehold, N.J., Red Bank, N.J., and Washington, D.C.
INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AERONAUTICS CONFERENCE COMMEMORATIVE STAMPS (2-CENT AND 5-CENT)-ISSUE OF 1928
This series of special stamps was issued connection with the International Civil Ae nautics Conference, which was held in Waington, D.C., on December 12, 13, and 1928, on the call of President Coolidge.
The stamps are 80/100 by 1 44/100 inches. The 2-cent stamp is printed in red and the 5-cent stamp in blue. The stamps are enclosed at the top and sides in a dark border panel with the wording "U. S. postage" in white Roman lettering along the upper edge with a small scroll at each end. Under the panel in small solid architectural Roman lettering are the words "Internatioal Civil Aeronautics Conference." On either side of the central designs are shown on left the Washington Monument, and on right the United States Capitol. In both lower corners are rectangular shields containing the denomination numerals "2" or "5" in white. In a ribbon panel with folded elnds between the numerals are the dates "December 12, 13, 14, 1928." Under the ribbon is a base panel with the word "Cents" in white Roman lettering.
The central design of the 2-cent stamp shows the airplane used by the Wright brothers in their first successful flight Kitty Hawk, N.C. The 5-cent stamp has the central design a modern monoplane flight with an outline of the globe in background.
The stamps were first placed on sale December 12, 1928, in Washington, D.C.
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