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STAMP ISSUED ON THIS DAY IN 1952

    
                     Mount Rushmore commemorative stamp.  

      

On August 11, 1952, the U.S. Post Office issued the Mount Rushmore Memorial commemorative stamp on the 25th anniversary of the dedication of the National
Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota. On January 2, 1974, a 26-cent stamp
depicting the monument was also issued. 

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A CLOSE ENCOUNTER ON THIS DAY IN 1974

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Mariner 10 was a robotic space probe launched by NASA on November 3,
1973, to fly by the planets Mercury and Venus. The spacecraft flew past
Mercury three times with the first encounter taking place on March 29,
1974 (below). Mariner 10 was deactivated March 24, 1975.

 



Mercury in black and white.


Artists’ impression of the Mariner 10 mission.

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RARE POSTAGE STAMP TO BE AUCTIONED


This stamp, known as "Position 58," was valued at between 
$525,000 and $1.6 million.

(AP) – An ultra-rare stamp could sell for more than $1 million when it hits
the auction block in New York City next week, analysts have estimated.

It was one of 100 "inverted Jenny" stamps, legends among collectors. They
were issued in 1918 to celebrate the launch of U.S. air mail, but showed the
Curtiss JN-4H "Jenny" biplane inverted. A smart customer bought a 100-
stamp sheet before anyone realized the error.

According to the auction house, the stamp hitting the auction block on May
31 was “remarkable for its pristine state of preservation and for its centering”. 


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SPECIAL STAMP ISSUED ON THIS DAY IN 1927


The U.S. Post Office offered a special 10-cent postage stamp for sale. It
depicted Charles Lindbergh’s "Spirit of St. Louis." The first of 15 million
U.S. air mail stamps went on sale in St. Louis, Detroit, Washington and Lindbergh’s boyhood hometown of Little Falls, Minnesota.



Charles Augustus Lindbergh
(February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974)

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HIGLIGHTS OF PAST NEWS STORIES

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Camille Bohannon

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The First Lady of Radio

Kathryn Elizabeth “Kate” Smith (May 1, 1907 – June 17, 1986)

                    

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