1960 Commemorative Set
on First Day Covers
Now you can own all 29 commemorative stamps issued in 1960 on classic First Day Covers with one convenient order. Commemorative Set Honors:
Boy Scout Jubilee – The Boy Scouts of America was founded February 8, 1910, in Washington, D.C., by William D. Boyce and others. Robert Baden-Powell had started the Boy Scout movement in England in 1907.
Thomas G. Masaryk – This Champion of Liberty Series issue honors Masaryk (1850-1937), patriot and first President of Czechoslovakia.
50-Star Flag – The fiftieth star on the flag represents Hawaii, admitted to the Union on August 21, 1959.
Pony Express Centennial – The Pony Express used relays of men and horses to deliver mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California, in less than half the time required by other delivery methods. The Express operated for a year and a half – until the opening of the transcontinental telegraph made it unnecessary.
U.S. -Japan Treaty – This stamp was issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first treaty to promote understanding and good will between the U.S. and Japan.
Ignacy Jan Paderewski – These 4¢ and 8¢ issues from the Champion of Liberty Series honor Ignacy Jan Paderewski, world-famous Polish patriot and musician.
First Automated Post Office in the U.S.A. –This issue honors the first automated post office, which was formally dedicated in Providence, Rhode Island, on October 20, 1960.
Baron Gustaf Mannerheim – Eighth in the Champion of Liberty Series, these issues honor the soldier, statesman and strategist Baron Gustaf Mannerheim, Marshal and President of Finland.
Giuseppe Garibaldi – Italian patriot and freedom fighter Giuseppe Garibaldi is honored with these two issues, which are part of the Champion of Liberty Series.
Andrew Carnegie – This Famous American stamp was released in honor of Andrew Carnegie. Industrialist and humanitarian, Carnegie was the founder of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.