DESIGNS FOR FIRST OF FAMOUS AMERICANS STAMP SERIES
The Post Office Department made public yesterday the designed of the first five of the thirty-five "Famous Americans" postage stamps which the United States will issue during 1940 in honor of artists, authors, composers, educators, inventors, poets and scientists.
The initial group will present portraits of Washington Irving on the one-cent green, James Fenimore Cooper on the two-cent red, Ralph Waldo Emerson on the three-cent purple, Louisa May Alcott on the five-cent blue and Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain) on the ten-cent brown.
First-day sales will be on Jan. 29 for the Irving stamp at Tarrytown, N. Y., and the Cooper stamp at Cooperstown, N. Y.; Feb. 5 for the Emerson stamp at Boston and the Alcott stamp at Concord, Mass., and Feb. 13 for the Clemens stamp at Hannibal, Mo.
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