Save Time, Hassle, and Money with the Complete 1985 Commemorative Year Set
Now you can get all 27 commemorative stamps issued in 1985 with one convenient order – you’ll save time and money over buying each stamp individually. (NOte: YS1985 contains the same stamps as YS1985C.)
Stamp Set Highlights:
Mary McLeod Bethune – Issued in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the National Council of Negro Women, this stamp honors educator Mary McLeod Bethune. Bethune organized the Council in 1935.
Duck Decoys – Issued as part of the American Folk Art Issue, these stamps showcase actual duck decoys carved by artisans at the turn of the century.
Rural Electrification Administration – This issue celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Rural Electrification Administration (REA), which was created in 1935 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. At that time, only one farm in ten had electricity. Until the REA was closed in 1994, it approved over $60 billion in loans to assist millions of people with electrical and telephone service. It’s functions were then taken over by the Rural Utilities Service.
AMERIPEX 86 – Held in Chicago, Illinois, AMERIPEX 86 was the largest philatelic exhibition ever held in North America. Over 150,000 people visited the exhibition, and over 50 countries participated.
Korean War Veterans – 33,000 Americans died before a truce ended the Korean War. It was the first conflict in which U.S. troops fought under the flag of the United Nations.
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