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All Document IndexesRailway Post Office (RPO) Cover with Washington-Head Stamp
IntroductionRailway Post Office (RPO) Cover Addressed to Denmark
U. S. Three Cent StampIllegal Use of Savings Stamp on Cover
Mr. ZIPIllegal Use of Revenue Stamp on Cover
U. S. Parcel Post Stamp Used for First Class on CoverOrange County, California Postal History
U. S. Five Dollar Stamp of 1922U. S. Special Delivery Stamp
Example of American Flag Machine CancellationSwiss Airmail Stamp
Christmas Seals Used on a Postcard 'Tied' by a Cancellation DeviceRalph Williams Ford License Plate Holder, c. 1965
Perfection Mechanized HandstampEarly Teddy Bear Postcard
Washington-Head StampsEarly Return Address Labels
Privately Perforated Washington-Head Stamp

U. S. Five Dollar Stamp of 1922

[Five Dollar U. S. Stamp of 1922]

Five Dollar U. S. Stamp of 1922

This Five Dollar stamp is considered by many collectors to be the most beautiful stamp ever issued by the United States. It depicts the statue of "America" that tops the Capitol building in Washington, DC. The use of the blue and carmine colors is especially striking. The beauty comes through, even with this used example. (The stamp was part of the new designs issued in 1922.)

These stamps were printed by hand in small sheets, with particularly fine engraving. No inverted stamps are known, even though the famous Inverted Airplane Error Stamp was printed just 5 years before this stamp was introduced.


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