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Title: First day of issue envelope, "Honoring America's Maritime and Seafaring Traditions", August 15, 1957

Accession Number: 2002.58.23
Category: PHILATELY
Type: first day of issue envelope
Maker: United States Postal Service
Place: USA, ME, Bath
Date: 1957-08-15
Materials: paper
Description: First day of issue envelope with stamp honoring America's maritime and seafaring traditions; purple stamp depicting VIRGINIA OF SAGADAHOCK (built 1607) with seal of the Popham Colony in upper right, vignette at left with several schooners being built on coast; printed above vignette "Honoring/ AMERICA'S/ MARITIME and/ SEAFARING TRADITIONS"; printed below vignette "EARLY AMERICAN SHIP BUILDING" and "First Day of Issue"; printed on stamp "1607 SHIPBUILDING 1957/ THE VIRGINIA/ OF SAGADAHOCK", "DIRIGO/ MAINE", "POPHAM/ COLONY", "3¢" and "UNITED STATES POSTAGE"; envelope is addressed to "G. W. Updike/ 241 Ingraham St. N. W./ Washington, 11 - D.C."; stamp cancelled "BATH/ AUG 15/ 9·AM/ 1957/ MAINE" and "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE". SImilar to 2002.58.22.

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