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This Day in Georgia History

July 29, 1994

Second Day Issue Ceremony for “The General” Stamp

Officials of the U.S. Postal Service and the Kennesaw Civil War Museum held “second day of issue” ceremonies at the museum for a U.S. commemorative stamp honoring the locomotive “General” released the previous day. First day of issue ceremonies had been held on July 28 in New Mexico and the stamp was only available at that site. So, on July 29 a special ceremony for the new stamp was held at the Kennesaw museum where the General is on permanent display. To mark the occasion, the Postal Service prepared a special pictorial cancel, and the museum sold souvenir covers using the new stamp and cancel.

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Source: Collection of Ed Jackson