Stamp Series

1932 2¢ Third Olympic Winter Games
January 25, 1932

First U.S. Olympic Stamp 

On January 25, 1932, the US Post Office Department issued its first stamp honoring the Olympic Games.  Those games were the first to be held in the US.

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1960 4¢ American Credo: George Washington
January 20, 1960,

American Credo Series

On January 20, 1960, the US Post Office Department issued the first stamp in the American Credo Series. The stamps feature quotes from notable Americans, honoring “the ideals upon which America was founded.”

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1967 5¢ George Washington, redrawn
November 17, 1967

Redrawn Washington

Following heavy criticism, the US Post Office issued a new “clean shaven” George Washington stamp on November 17, 1967. The stamp replaced a Prominent Americans stamp issued in 1966.

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1971 8¢ Antarctic Treaty
September 21, 1924

Birth of Stamp Artist Howard Koslow

Howard Bertram Koslow was born on September 21, 1924, in Brooklyn, New York. Over the course of 40 years, Koslow produced artwork for more than 50 US stamps and postal cards, including the popular and long-running Lighthouse Series.

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1991 29¢ 1941: A World at War
September 3, 1991

World War II 50th Anniversary Stamps 

On September 3, 1991, the USPS issued the first of five souvenir sheets (later classified as commemorative sheets) honoring the 50th anniversary of America’s entrance into World War II.

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1966 5¢ National Park Service
August 25, 1916

National Park Service Established

Decades after the first national park was created, the National Park Service (NPS) was officially established on August 25, 1916. The service has grown to include over 400 areas, covering over 84 million acres.

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2001 34¢ Amish Quilts
August 9, 2001

American Treasures Series

On August 9, 2001, the USPS inaugurated the American Treasures Series with the issue of four stamps depicting Amish quilts. The series would span more than a decade and feature paintings, tapestries, glassware, and more.

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1927 2¢ Vermont Sesquicentennial
August 3, 1927

Revolutionary War Sesquicentennial 

On August 3, 1927, the US Post Office issued two stamps honoring significant events from the Revolutionary War in 1777.

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1985 3.4¢ Transportation Series: School Bus, 1920s
June 28, 1926

Birth of Lou Nolan

Stamp and poster artist Louis James Nolan Jr. was born on June 28, 1926, in Washington, DC.  During his long career, he designed several military recruiting posters and over a dozen US stamps.

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