Save Money with Complete 1929 Commemorative Year Set
Now you can own all seven commemoratives issued in 1929 with one convenient order – you’ll save time and money. (Note: YS1929 contains the same stamps as YS1929C.)
George Rogers Clark – Commemorates the 150th anniversary of George Rogers Clark’s victory over the British at Fort Sackville (now Vincennes), Indiana. Due to this victory, the Treaty of Paris set the western boundary of the colonies at the Mississippi River, as opposed to the Ohio River.
Thomas Edison – These three stamps were issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first incandescent electric light, invented by Thomas Edison. Because of the Post Office policy never to portray a living person on a United States stamp, Edison’s picture could not be shown on the stamp that honored him. U.S. #656 was America’s first commemorative issued in coil format.
Sullivan Exposition – Commemorates the 150th anniversary of Sullivan’s expedition into New York State during the Revolutionary War. Sullivan and General James Clinton were instructed to “chastise and humble the Six Nations.” In three weeks’ time, they destroyed more than 40 Indian villages as well as their crops.
Battle of Fallen Timbers – Honors General “Mad” Anthony Wayne and the 135th anniversary of the Battle of Fallen Timbers. This battle ended Indian resistance in Northwest Ohio, secured the frontier, and proved the stability and determination of the Federal government.
Ohio River Canalization – Commemorates the completion of the Ohio River canalization between Cairo, Illinois, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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