Own a Piece of Lincoln History

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New Lincoln Stamps

If you want an interesting souvenir of Lincoln’s bicentennial just visit your local post office and ask for these stamps.

They were issued February 9, 2009 in four designs depicting various stages of Lincoln’s life. The cost is 42c each. First day of issue was Springfield, IL, but the stamp is now on sale nationwide.

Design details:
Upper left – Lincoln as a rail splitter
Upper right – Lincoln practicing law
Lower left – Lincoln debating Stephen Douglas in the senate race of 1858
Lower right – Lincoln as president during the Civil War

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5 Responses to Own a Piece of Lincoln History

  1. stamperdad says:

    Those can be quite interesting. I have a few Canadian ones from over the years, also some US.

    Steve

  2. ac says:

    Steve – A friend of mine collects presidential campaign buttons.

  3. stamperdad says:

    Thanks for the comments.

    ac – I know several people who collect certain presidents on stamps such as Lincoln and Kennedy.

    Steve

  4. ac says:

    I plan on buying the stamps, but not use them. Perhaps this is the beginning of a stamp collection.

  5. Goldenrod says:

    A very nice and well-researched series, Steve, and I just published a post linking yours.

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