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Title: First day of issue envelope, "Herman Melville, Moby Dick", March 7, 1970

Accession Number: 2002.58.25
Category: PHILATELY
Type: first day of issue envelope
Maker: United States Postal Service
Place: USA, MA, New Bedford
Date: 1970-03-07
Materials: paper
Description: 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".

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