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Michigan Centenary Issue

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3-cent Michigan Centenary state seal single

The Post Office Department celebrated Michigan statehood with a 3-cent violet stamp, issued on November 1, 1935. The issue might be viewed as premature since Michigan was admitted to the Union on January 26, 1837, but since the campaign for statehood actually began in 1835, Michigan chose to hold its centennial celebration in 1935.

The stamp features the Michigan state seal, a forest scene and an urban industrial landscape flanking the seal.

Gordon Trotter

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