First day of issue envelope, "Herman Melville, Moby Dick", March 7, 1970
first day of issue envelopePHILATELY
United States Postal Service
USA, MA, New Bedford
overall: 3-5/8 x 6-1/2 in.
First day of issue envelope honoring Herman Melville and Moby Dick; envelope has preprinted stamp, stamp is a blue oval with a white whale embossed in the center; printed on the stamp "Herman Melville/ Moby Dick/ United States/ 6"; stamp cancelled "NEW BEDFORD, MA/ MAR/ 7/ 1970" and "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE".