1979 50¢ Betty Lamp
Issue Date: September 11, 1979
City: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed and engraved
Color: Tan, black and orange
One of four stamps depicting light sources from throughout our country’s history issued to serve as a reminder that America is a shining beacon of liberty. Fueled by a love for freedom, truth, and reason, we continue to instill in future generations a desire to establish that which is true and just, not only in our country, but in other nations as well.
The iron “Betty” lamp was a primary source of light for settlers in the Plymouth colonies during the mid 1600s to the late 1700s.