Facsimile First Day Covers - 1 Cent Washington at Cambridge

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Stock #: 826051
Type: Postcard
Era: Continental Chrome
Publisher: The Cambridge Public
Size: 3.5" x 6.5" (9 x 16.5 cm)
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April 4, 1925 - The stamp was issued as the first of a set of three commemoratives to celebrate the sesquicentennial of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, the first skirmish of the Revolutionary War. The battles took place April 19, 1775. Shown is a view of the military formation which took place later at nearby Cambridge upon the occasion of General George Washington assuming command, at the direction of the Continental Congress.

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1c Washington at Cambridge First Day of Issue: April 4, 1925. Number of First Day Covers cancelled: unknown. Number of stamps printed: 15,615,000. First Day Cities: Boston, Cambridge, Concord, Concord Junction, and Lexington, Massachusetts; Washington, D. C. Printing: Deep green by steel engraving. Designed by: C.A. Huston, based on a "photoglyptic" chart, once owned by the Cambridge Public Library. Engraved by: F. Pauling, E. M. Weeks, L. S. Schonfield, and J. Benzing. About the stamp: The stamp was issued as the first of a set of three commemoratives to celebrate the sesquicentennial of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, the first skirmish of the Revolutionary War. The battles took place April 19, 1775. Shown is a view of the military formation which took place later at nearby Cambridge upon the occasion of General George Washington assuming command, at the direction of the Continental Congress, of the American Army. facsimile JIIst day covers an actual-size reproduction of a rare First Day Cover for philatelic and educational purposes by FLEETWOOD, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82008 © 1975

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