San Jancinto Museum of History

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  • ALBUM

  • CATEGORY: COMMUNICATION ARTIFACTS
  • MEASUREMENTS: a) 11"L x 9 3/4"W x 1/4"D b) 9"L x 10 1/4"W
  • DATE MADE: 1964

Description

Album, black leather (a) with one sheet (50 postage stamps) of 5-cent Sam Houston commemorative U.S. postage stamps (b). Album labeled (gold lettering) on cover: "5-CENT/ SAM HOUSTON/ COMMEMORATIVE/ U.S. POSTAGE STAMP/ [Seal, Post Office]/ SAN JACINTO MUSEUM". Stamp (b), description from First Day Issue Ceremony Program (16830c3): "5-cent stamp that shows the first President of the Republic of Texas standing resolutely, with his rifle, in a historic pose. A shotgun and powder flask bulge his frock coat, and his facial expression--under an early Texas hat--is stern, forceful and dynamic." Sheet No. 27664. Good condition.


Provenance

From original accession catalog card: "presented by the Post Office Department of the United States of America to the San Jacinto Museum of History Association on January 10, 1964." First day of issue for stamp: January 10, 1964.

  • ASSOCIATED VETERAN: Houston, Sam
  • ASSOCIATED INDIVIDUAL: Gronouski, John A.
  • CREDIT LINE: Gronouski, John A. (Postmaster General)

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  • NAME: PAINTING, "Sam Houston"
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