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10c Wheat Fields and Train stamp

1974-08-16

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

The United States Postal Service first placed the 10-cent Wheat Fields and Train commemorative on sale at Hillsboro, Kansas, on August 16, 1974. The third in a series of three stamps honoring centennial aspects of life in rural America, it honored the centenary of the introduction of hard winter wheat into Kansas by Mennonite immigrants.

John Falter designed this stamp. Issued in sheets of fifty in an initial printing of 141 million, it was printed using the Giori press. It is a lithographed engraved stamp.

References:
Kloetzel, James E. 2009 Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers. 87th ed. Sidney, Ohio: Scott Publishing Co., 2008.
Postal Bulletin (June 27, 1973).
Lynn Batdorf, January 12, 2009

Scott Catalogue USA: 1506
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Museum ID: 1980.2493.5949

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Details

  • Title: 10c Wheat Fields and Train stamp
  • Date Created: 1974-08-16
  • Medium: paper; ink (multicolored)

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