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Craftsmen of America's Freedom Stamp Collection

 Collection — Box: Small Collections Box 110, Folder: 1
Identifier: SC 01674

Scope and Contents

First day issue of 2 (out of 4) color prints of commemorative stamps issued by the United States Postal Service on July 4, 1977, featuring craftspeople from the colonial era: the blacksmith, leatherworker, seamstress and wheelwright (the latter two are not included in the collection). Includes letters from Colonial Williamsburg president, Carlsine H. Humelsine, Fleetwood Stamp Company president, James A. Helzer, a biography of the artist, Lyle Tayson, and a small booklet about the stamp collection. The two prints ("The Blacksmith" and "The Wheelwright") are in color, with the artist's signature in pencil and a commemorative stamp with postmark: July 4, 1977.

Dates

  • 4 July 1977

Creator

Physical Description

Some foxing on materials.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Extent

.01 Linear Feet

Physical Description

Some foxing on materials.
Title
Craftsmen of America's Freedom Stamp Collection
Author
SCRC staff.
Date
2019-11-13
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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