USPS to release Transcontinental RR 150th Stamps

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USPS to release Transcontinental RR 150th Stamps

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“Three new stamps in a pane of 18 mark the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad, a massive engineering feat that reduced travel time across the country from as many as six months to about one week and made the American West an integral part of the nation. Two different stamps feature the Jupiter and the No. 119 locomotives that powered the trains carrying the officers and guests of two train companies to the “Golden Spike Ceremony,” held when the two rail lines were joined at Promontory Summit in Utah. A third stamp portrays the famous golden spike that was a prominent part of the ceremony. Art director Greg Breeding designed the issuance. Michael J. Deas painted the Jupiter and No. 119 stamps. Kevin Cantrell illustrated the stamp depicting the ceremonial golden spike and did the border treatments and typography for all three stamps.”

Issue Date: May 10

Place of Issue: Promontory Summit, Utah


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Re: USPS to release Transcontinental RR 150th Stamps

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Just noticed the lobby poster at my local post office promoting the 150th Anniversary Transcontinental RR stamps. Of course it has a photo of a European train. After working for the USPS for 25 years I'm not a bit surprised.

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