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The Hope Diamond

The Hope Diamond Geology, Rocks & Minerals
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Stock #: 220527
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
Publisher: The Smithsonian Institution
Postmark: 1963 Jul-29
PM City: Mount Vernon
PM State: OH
Stamp: 4c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
Additional Details:
Perhaps the world's best-known diamond. Probably part of the "French Blue," brought to France from India in 1668, stolen in 1792, and appearing, re-cut to its present state, in 1830. 44 1/2 carats. Here reproduced actual size. Exhibited in Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Gift of Harry Winston

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