#1539 – 1974 Mineral Heritage, Tourmaline 10c

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U.S. #1539
1974 10¢ Tourmaline
Mineral Heritage
Issue Date: June 13, 1974
City: Lincoln, Nebraska
Quantity: 41,803,200
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed, engraved
Perforations: 11
Color: Multicolored
U.S. #1539 pictures a tourmaline, a mineral classified as a “semi-precious gemstone.” It can be found in a wide variety of colors.
America’s Mineral Heritage
The 1974 “Mineral Heritage” se-tenant included the first stamps designed in a diamond shape in the U.S. postal history. Issued to commemorate the importance and abundance of mineral resources to the country, the four stamps were attached to also form a diamond-shaped se-tenant sheet. The stamps pictured petrified wood, tourmaline, amethyst, and rhodochrosite.
 
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U.S. #1539
1974 10¢ Tourmaline
Mineral Heritage

Issue Date: June 13, 1974
City: Lincoln, Nebraska
Quantity: 41,803,200
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed, engraved
Perforations: 11
Color: Multicolored

U.S. #1539 pictures a tourmaline, a mineral classified as a “semi-precious gemstone.” It can be found in a wide variety of colors.

America’s Mineral Heritage
The 1974 “Mineral Heritage” se-tenant included the first stamps designed in a diamond shape in the U.S. postal history. Issued to commemorate the importance and abundance of mineral resources to the country, the four stamps were attached to also form a diamond-shaped se-tenant sheet. The stamps pictured petrified wood, tourmaline, amethyst, and rhodochrosite.