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Title: First day of issue envelope, "A Century of Great Lakes Transportation", June 28, 1955

Accession Number: 2002.58.21
Category: PHILATELY
Type: first day of issue envelope
Maker: United States Postal Service
Place: USA, MI, Sault Sainte Marie
Date: 1955-06-28
Materials: paper
Description: First day of issue envelope with series of 4 stamps commemorating the centennial of transportation on the Great Lakes in 1955, and as a tribute to the Soo Locks Exposition; stamps are blue with Great Lakes depicted and labeled as well as a freighter; printed on top "3¢", "SOO LOCKS · 1855/ SAULT SAINTE MARIE/ ·1955" and "U·S·/ POSTAGE"; printed on bottom "A CENTURY OF/ GREAT LAKES TRANSPORTATION"; envelope is addressed to "Geo. E. Updike/ 241 Ingraham St. N.W./ Washington, 11/ D.C."; stamp cancelled "SAULT SAINTE MARIE/ JUN 28/ 9·AM/ 1955/ MICH." and "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE". Enclosure, unidentified at this time because envelope is sealed.

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