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Commemorative Year Set and Save
Includes the First Non-Denominated U.S. Stamps
Contents: YS1975 (1553-80) 28 Stamps
Now you can get all 28 commemoratives issued in 1975 with one convenient, money-saving order.
Stamp Set Commemorates:
Paul Lawrence Dunbar – 10¢: American writer and poet, Dunbar was the son of an escaped slave. His writing greatly contributed to a greater understanding of African American heritage.
D.W. Griffith – Griffith was a pioneer of the silver screen. He refined movie techniques, like close-ups and fade-outs, and discovered the talents of stars such as Lillian Gish and Mary Pickford.
Mariner 10 – Mariner 10 swung within 3,600 miles of Venus in 1974. Afterward, it made the first near examination ever of Mercury, the smallest planet.
Sybil Ludington – Part of the “Contributors to the Cause” series, this issue honors 16-year-old Sybil Ludington. The girl rode her horse across 40 miles of countryside to rally her father’s militia regiment to repel British forces at Danbury, Connecticut. Ludington’s story is printed on the back of her stamp.
Lexington and Concord – The Battles of Lexington and Concord are traditionally remembered as the first events of the Revolutionary War, and the site of the “shot heard ‘round the world.”
Apollo-Soyuz – Apollo-Soyuz was the first mission undertaken by Russian and American astronauts in a joint, peaceful quest into outer space. Issued as an attached pair, these stamps illustrate the main objective of the mission, which was a successful docking in space.
U.S. Postal Service Bicentennial – This block of four stamps displays the different modes of transportation used for conveying mail over the years by road, rail, air, and space.
Christmas – This Christmas issue shows a detail of “The Madonna and Child,” painted by Italian artist Domenico di Tommaso Ghirlandaio. Because postage rates for late 1975 were uncertain, both Christmas stamps were issued with no denomination; they were the first non-denominated U.S. stamps.
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