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4c Mexican Independence stamp

1960-09-16

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

This Mexican Independence Issue stamp commemorates the 150th anniversary of the start of the Mexican War of Independence. The revolution began when a priest, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, urged the locals of the town of Dolores to seek independence. Mexico would not achieve independence from Spain until 1821. The stamp features an image of an Independence Day bell.

Scott Catalogue USA: 1157
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Museum ID: 1980.2493.5334

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