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1899 1¢ Guam - deep green black overprint
July 7, 1899

U.S. Issues Stamps in Guam 

On July 7, 1899, the US issued its first overprinted stamps for use in Guam. The stamps were rushed into use after the US acquired Guam from Spain following the Spanish-American War.

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1993 29¢ Legends of American Music: Bill Haley
July 6, 1925

Birth of Bill Haley

William John Clifton Haley was born on July 6, 1925, in Highland Park, Michigan. Called the “father of the rock revolution,” Haley and his band the Comets are credited with recording some of the first rock ‘n’ roll hits.

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1967 5¢ Search for Peace, Lions International
July 5, 1967

Search for Peace Stamp & Essay Contest

On July 5, 1967, the US Post Office issued a 5¢ stamp honoring the 50th anniversary of Lions International as well as a special contest hosted by the organization.

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