1963 proclamation stamp
Regular readers of the Strawfoot know that we have been following the U.S. Postal Service’s commemoration of the sesquicentennial with great interest. As it did in the early 1960s during the centennial, the USPS has done a fine job marking the Civil War’s 150 anniversary. I was in Florida visiting my mother over New Year’s and so missed the coverage of the January 1st ceremony at the National Archives marking the release of Emancipation Proclamation stamp. The new stamp has a classic look that is worthy of the event it commemorates.¬†Patrons have until March 1, 2013 to send for first day of issue covers. Send your self addressed stamped postcards and envelopes to:

Emancipation Proclamation Stamp

Special Cancellations

P.O. Box 92282

Washington, DC 20090-2282

Here is video of the program held last week. This is one of the great events of the Civil War sesquicentennial.