150th Stamp Issued

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


  • Baird Auditorium
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Smithsonian Institution Archives, Research File, "The Torch," March 1996, p. 4.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


February 7, 1996


  • Postage stamps
  • First day covers (Philately)
  • Commemorative postage stamps
  • Rotundas

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