1978 $2 Kerosene Lamp
Issue Date: November 16, 1978
City: New York, NY
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed and engraved
Color: Tan, dark green, orange and yellow
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.
Manufactured shortly after the Civil War, the kerosene table lamp was used until the early 1900s.