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Smithsonian 150th Anniversary Stamp, February 7, 1996, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 150thstamp.

February 7, 1996

The Smithsonian 150th Anniversary stamp is issued. There is a short ceremony in Baird Auditorium unveiling the stamp and sheets of the new stamp and envelopes with first-day cancellations are available for sale in the rotunda of the National Museum of Natural History.More

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