Ripley Autographs Darwin Stamps

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It is announced that Secretary S. Dillon Ripley will autograph first-day covers of a set of stamps issued by the British Post Office to commemorate the centenary of the death of Charles Darwin.


  • Darwin, Charles 1809-1882
  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 4, "The Torch," March 1982, p. 4.

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  • Covers (Philately)
  • Postage stamps
  • Secretaries
  • Stamp collecting


  • Great Britain
  • United States

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