Vintage Maryland Tercenternary Framed United States Postage Stamp - No. 736
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This is one of the oldest stamps in our collection! It is a 1934 framed Maryland Tercentenary Stamp. It features a sailing ship like the one used by Lord Baltimore, Cecilius Calvert, to bring 200 colonists from England. Along with his cousin Leonard Calvert, he petitioned King Charles I to allow the establishment of churches that were not Protestant. To honor the King, the new colony with religious freedom was named Maryland after the Charles's wife, Queen Maria. This stamp is smaller than stamps printed today. It is framed in a little smaller frame than our usual frames - 3.25 by 4.25 inches. Please indicate: 1) which matting you prefer - red, white, taupe (as shown) or taupe, white, red & 2) which color frame you prefer - walnut (as shown) or white. A bit more history: The United States Post Office issued its first stamp on July 1, 1847. Since that time, over 5000 stamps have been issued. Each stamp is given its own identification number called a Scott Number. This stamp has been designated as Scott Number 736. For more information on the postage stamps of The United States, please visit The National Postal Museum at www.postalmuseum.si.edu. Vintage Maryland Tercenternary Framed United States Postage Stamp - No. 736

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