8c Statue of Liberty single

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Title
Scott Catalogue USA 1042
Description
This Liberty Issue stamp depicts the State of Liberty. The statue was designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi as a gift to the United States from France. The statue is of the Roman goddess of freedom, Libertas, holding a torch and a tablet which is inscribed with the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. The statue was completed in Paris in 1884 and unveiled in New York Harbor in 1886.
United States; France; Statue of Liberty; freedom; Declaration of Independence; Paris; New York; Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi; Gustave Eiffel; Richard Morris Hunt
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March 22, 1958
Object number
1980.2493.5097
Printer
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Topic
Architecture
Place
United States of America
Medium
paper; ink (dark violet blue, carmine rose); adhesive / engraving
National Postal Museum
Type
Postage Stamps