U.S. Stamps that Provoked Controversy
March 26 @ 2:00 pm
The Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center/Betty Strong Encounter Center will present “U.S. Stamps that Provoked Controversy” with Bob Ferguson. In his illustrated presentation, the Lincoln, Neb., scholar will draw from more 5,000 stamp images to show how certain U.S. stamps became embroiled in controversy.
“This topic has broad audience appeal for the general public and for stamp collectors,” says Ferguson.
Controversy swirled in 1962 when the U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp that memorialized United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold who died in a plane crash. The selection of colors and printing technique made it possible for some stamps to be accidentally printed with part of the design upside down, says Ferguson.
- March 26 @ 2:00 pm
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