Own a Piece of Lincoln History

February 12, 2009
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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


Lincoln Bicentennial 1809-2009

February 10, 2009
Stamp from the 1960's
Stamp from the 1960’s

This year is the 200th anniversary of the 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln. To honor this event the National Postal Museum (part of the Smithsonian) has an online exhibition called “From Postmaster to President”. I think you will find this fascinating.

Here is the link,

 

http://www.arago.si.edu/

(Click on Featured Exhibit in lower left of this page.)

I will be posting more on Lincoln in the coming days.


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