Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Happy Fourth of July Lady Liberty!

Since its dedication in 1886 (October 28, 1886), the Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World) has been a recognized symbol of America and American ideals throughout the world.

Over 650 stamps have been issued worldwide depicting the Statue of Liberty according to Harry K. Charles, Jr., Ph.D. whose website, Statue of Liberty: Its History, Symbolism, and Stamps gives a history of the statue and the stamps that have pictured it.

According to the site, the first postage stamps in the world depicting the Statue of Liberty were issued by Uruguay in 1919. The stamps marked the end of World War I while first United States postage stamp depicting the Statue of Liberty (shown here) was issued three years later in 1922.

Happy 4th of July!

To learn more about the Statue of Liberty on stamps, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM