Everglades National Park Postage Stamp

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Title

Everglades National Park Postage Stamp

Alternative Title

Everglades Postage Stamp

Subject

Everglades (Fla.)
Everglades National Park (Fla.)
Postage stamps--United States

Description

A postage stamp issued in 1947. Claude Pepper (1900-1989), then U.S. Senator from Florida, wrote Postmaster General Hannegan on July 9, 1947, to petition for a postage stamp to commemorate the dedication of the Everglades National Park. The Everglades National Park Commission had began efforts to produce such a stamp. John Pennekamp had found a former U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) artist to translate ideas into a finished design to be rendered in "a pretty green" ink. BEP issued a design on October 20 and by December of that year, the resulting stamp featured an outline map of Florida and white heron.

Source

Original 1.44 x 0.84 inch postage stamp, December 5, 1947: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Downtown Orlando Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

1947-12-05

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 1.44 x 0.84 inch postage stamp, December 5, 1947.

Is Part Of

Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Downtown Orlando Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida.
Downtown Orlando Post Office Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

336 KB

Medium

1.44 x 0.84 inch postage stamp

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Everglades National Park, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Orange County Regional History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Frye, Stephen
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

<a href="https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/map/" target="_blank">RICHES MI</a>

Source Repository

External Reference

Hanmer, R. F. A Collector's Guide to U.S. Machine Postmarks, 1871-1925: With Examples of Later Types. North Miami, Fla. (P.O. Box 611388, North Miami 33261-1388): D.G. Phillips Pub. Co, 1989.

Transcript

Everglades National Park
3 Cents
United States Postage

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 postage stamp

Physical Dimensions

1.44 x 0.84 inches

Locations

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