National Geographic : 1978 Sep
Historic Stamps of America An unprecedented collection of U.S. Stamps and Commemorative Covers... including 200 Mint Condition Historic U.S. Stamps issued over the past half century. You could devote a lifetime to stamp collecting and still not have a collection as magnificent as this one. Imagine owning 200 of the twentieth century's most historic U.S. stamps-in mint condition, as originally issued (20, 30, 40, 50 years ago). Imagine each of these stamps preserved forever -within a clear capsule on a beautifully-engraved com memorative cover, bearing an important anniver sary postmark. Now this collection of a lifetime can be yours. The Postal Commemorative Society announces the finest collection of his toric U.S. stamps ever assembled and offered to . . collectors - Historic Stamps of America. Fora limited time only, you may reserve your collec tion as a First Edition subscriber. Here are 200 U.S. stamps - including , many of the most prized issues of all time. Stamps like the 1928 Valley Forge issue ... the 1929 Thomas A. Edison com memorative ... the 1932 William Penn stamp ... the 1945 Iwo Jima stamp ... the 1948 Lincoln's Gettysburg Address issue .. the 1965 Civil War Centennial issue ... and the 1969 Moon Landing stamp. All of the stamps in the collection are no longer available from the Post Office. Some of these stamps are rarely seen today-especially in mint condition, A new and exciting kind of commemorative cover Because these stamps are so historic - and many of them are difficult to obtain in mint condition-a new and exciting kind of commemorative cover has been designed to showcase, and protect the stamps in this collection. The historic stamp will not be postmarked. It will be preserved forever within a clear protective cap sule that is part of each beautifully-engraved cover. The stamp is protected against damage or mishan dling. It will always remain in its original state! Important Anniversary Postmarks On each cover in this collection, the U.S. Postal Service will apply an official postmark-in the same city where the historic stamp was originally issued, on the precise anniversary date of the stamp's First Day of Issue. A Sweeping view of American history United States commemorative stamps provide a sweeping view of every facet of American history and achievement. Each stamp bears an outstanding work of art - specially commissioned from one of America's most outstand ing artists, to dramatize the importance of the subject commemorated. Included are stamps honoring presidents and patriots, inventors and explorers ... important treaties, victories, and milestones in American history ... stamps cele brating our cherished freedoms and ideals. It is a magnificent heirloom collection that you will enjoy sharing with your os . family and that you will hand down with pride to succeeding generations. The First Edition closes forever on September 30, 1978 Subscriptions for the First Edition of Historic Stamps of America must be received no later than September" 30, 1978. Only First Edition sub scribers will be able to obtain all 200 covers at the guaranteedFirstEdi tion price ofjust $3.50 per cover As a First Edition subscriber, you will receive your covers at the convenient rate of four per month, starting in October, 1978. Your guaranteed price of $3.50 per cover includes the historic stamps, the covers with protective capsules, the important anni versary postmarks, and a custom collector's album. To subscribe, send no payment now. You will be billed $14.00 for each monthly four-cover shipment. Please remember the September 30, 1978 First Edi tion closing date. Mail your reservation promptly!