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Saturday
Apr022011

1962 Louisiana 4 Cent Stamp with Riverboat

Today's post is featuring my home state.  It was released in 1962 celebrating the 150th anniversary of Louisiana statehood.  According to the Smithsonian National Postal Museum:

"The 4-cent Louisiana Statehood commemorative stamp was issued at New Orleans, Louisiana, on April 30, 1962. The stamp commemorated the 150th anniversary of Louisiana statehood, which dates to April 30, 1912.

The central subject of the stamp is an old riverboat belching fire and smoke, churning up the Mississippi River, seen at dusk through riverbank trees which drip Spanish moss. Norman Todhunter designed the stamp.

The stamp is 0.84 by 1.44 inches in dimension, arranged horizontally, and issued in panes of fifty. The color of the stamp is cobalt blue, vermillion red, and deep moss green. The initial printing order of 120 million stamps was authorized. It was printed in a pane of fifty on the Giori press."

I'm also linking today's post to Viridian's Postcard Blog "Sunday Stamps #13" post.


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Reader Comments (11)

I wonder whether they are planning to issue a Louisiana bicentennial stamp next year.

April 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpostcardy

That would be cool! I just hope it looks really nice if so.

April 2, 2011 | Registered CommenterBrian Carlisle

You might want to remind them, just in case they forget. You can also submit a design...

April 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

Beautiful stamp! I love riverboats.

I like the cross hatching on the stamp. Must be wonderful to sail down the Mississippi on a riverboat.

April 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoy

I don't think our rivers have every been big enough for iconic ships like this. Great stamp.

April 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBob Scotney

Great stamp. thank you for participating. there is a Kansas stamp this year - why not LA next year?

April 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterViridian61

It must be cool to own a stamp like that!

Sunday Stamp

Cool stamp! I really enjoy seeing large scans of vintage stamps like that.

April 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMark S.

What a beautiful stamp - this river boat reminds me so much of Huckleberry Finn :)


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April 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPostcards Crossing

Very nice, fine detail! :)

April 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDorincard

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