USPS to issue philatelic souvenir sheet at world's largest stamp show next year

June 3rd, 2005

Stamp, history and architecture enthusiasts witnessed the unveiling of a special set of stamps today that will be issued next year during the world's largest stamp show. The Washington 2006 World Philatelic Exhibition Souvenir stamp sheet contains reproductions of three historic United States postage stamps originally issued in 1923-the $1 Lincoln Memorial, the $2 U.S. Capitol and the $5 Statue of Freedom that stands atop the Capitol's dome. They will be produced from the original 1923 dies created by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and issued in their original denominations.

"The Postal Service is proud to be reissuing these historic stamps," said Rosa Fulton, Northern Virginia District Manager, U.S. Postal Service, who unveiled the image. "They are wonderful reminders of the Postal Service's commitment to honoring the people, places and events that have shaped this great nation."

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