First day of issue envelope, "Historic Preservation", October 29

first day of issue envelope

PHILATELY
web coll CWM01
United States Postal Service
USA, CA, San Diego
1971-10-29
paper
overall: 3-5/8 x 6-1/2 in.

First day of issue envelope with a block of four stamps honoring historic preservation; stamps are tan with black line drawings of Decatur House, CHARLES W. MORGAN (built 1841), San Francisco cable car and San Xavier Del Bac Mission; printed on each stamp "U.S.8c" and "HISTORIC PRESERVATION"; in addition, printed on top left stamp "DECATUR HOUSE", printed on top right stamp "THE CHARLES W. MORGAN", printed on bottom left stamp "SAN FRANCISCO CABLE CAR" and printed on bottom right stamp "SAN XAVIER DEL BAC MISSION"; stamp cancelled "SAN DIEGO, CA/ OCT/ 29/ [1971]" and "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE"; envelope addressed to GEORGE E. O'ROUR[?]/ 8208 Grubb Road/ Chevy Chase, Md. 20015".


2002.58.27

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