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1938 General Issues
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Scott 808 — 4c James Madison

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Stickney Rotary Press — Perforations: 11 x 10½
Washington DC — 1938 July 01
Print Quantity: 275,455,900 (Pane: 100) — Bureau Engraving and Printing
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Scott 808 — 4c James Madison :: Pane Single
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  NEW ISSUE OF 4-CENT O RDINARY POSTAGE STAMPS

Postmasters are hereby advised that the 4-cent stamp bearing the likeness of James Madison will be the next denomination to be made available in the new regular series.

The stamp is identical in size and general design to the denominations heretofore announced except for the change in numerals and portrait. The stamp will be printed in pink by the rotary process and issued in sheets
of 100.

The new 4-cent stamp will be first placed on sale at Washington, D. C. on July 1, 1938, and at other post offices as soon thereafter as practicable. Stamp collectors desiring first-day cancelations of the new stamp on July 1 may send a limited number of addressed covers, not in excess of 10, to the postmaster at Washington, D. C, with a cash or postal money order remittance to cover only the cost of the stamps required for affixing. Postage stamps will positively not be accepted in payment. Each cover should bear a pencil endorsement in the upper right corner to show the number of stamps to be attached thereto. Envelopes for covers should not be smaller than 3 by 6 inches. Compliance cannot be made with unusual requests, such as for the affixing of plate number blocks, etc., and
all covers must be fully addressed.

Requests for uncanceled stamps must not be included with orders for firstday covers to the postmaster at the above office. For the benefit of collectors desiring stamps of selected quality for philatelic use, the new 4-cent stamp will be placed on sale at the Philatelic Agency, Washington, D. C. on July 1, 1938. To insure prompt shipment, mail orders to the Agency must be limited to the 4-cent stamp, excluding other varieties of stamps heretofore on sale.

Postmasters at direct and central-accounting post offices may submit a separate requisition, endorsed "New Issue," for a limited supply of the new issue 4-cent stamps. So far as production will permit, requisitions for 4-cent stamps after July 1 will be filled in whole or in part with the stamps of
the new issue.

Postmasters at district-accounting post offices may obtain needed stocks of new design 4-cent stamps by requisition on the central-accounting postmaster after July 1.

In some cases shipments of the new 4-cent stamps may be received by postmasters prior to the close of business on July 1. In all such cases care must be exercised not to allow any of the stamps to be sold before July 2.

RAMSEY S. BLACK,
Third Assistant Postmaster General
 
     
PB17460 — 1938 June 14
 
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