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3c Printing Press Stamps - Pack of 10

3c Printing Press Stamps - Pack of 10

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Ten 3c Printing Press Stamps
Issued: September 25, 1939
Scott Catalog #857

10 Mint, unused postage stamps with original gum as issued by the Post Office. These stamps are genuine and valid to use as postage for current mailing. Be sure to use enough total postage to meet the current postal rate for the item you are mailing.

Great for special mailings like weddings, birthdays, valentines, and events. Also good to use for scrapbooking or displaying in a small picture frame. It's a miniature work of art.

About this stamp:
This stamp commemorates the 300th anniversary of the Stephen Daye Press – the first printing press used in Colonial America. Daye was a locksmith who journeyed to America in 1638. As repayment for the transport of him and his family, he built a printing press for the Reverend John Glover.

Glover died on the journey to the New World, but Daye still built the press for Glover’s widow. Finished in 1639, it is generally believed that the first item printed was the “Freeman’s Oath,” a type of newspaper. He printed the “Bay Psalm Book” in 1641 – the first book printed in the American colonies. As a reward for his efforts, Daye was later granted 300 acres of land.


1-9/16 inches by 1 inch

How To Apply

Water Activated Gum: Apply a small amount of water to the back of the stamp and then place on the desired surface.

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