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Postal News: One of America’s greatest leaders honored on stamp

March 5, 2014
By KATHLEEN SWANSON , Lehigh Acres Citizen

The U.S. Postal Service honors President Abraham Lincoln with a new stamp issued at the second-ounce rate for envelopes and mailings that require additional postage.

Customers may purchase the 21-cent stamp at:, 800-STAMP24 (782-6724) and at post offices nationwide.

The stamp features a black-and-white photograph with a close-up view of the statue of Abraham Lincoln by sculptor Daniel Chester French that is housed inside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The image is slightly cropped to showcase the president's rugged facial features.

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President Abraham Lincoln stamp.

Carol Highsmith took the original photograph. Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamp.

Customers may view the Abraham Lincoln stamp, as well as many of this year's other stamps, on Facebook at:, on Twitter@USPSstamps or at:

Kathleen Swanson is a spokeswoman for U.S. Postal Service.



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