Saturday, April 9, 2016
J-31 May 10, 1971 issue is the 8 cent Flag-White House Definitive. In 1972 a contest was held for the design of the planned White House. Thomas Jefferson was an entrant, but the design selected was submitted by James Hoban. When Jefferson, as President, moved into the House in 1801, he began to realize some of his own ideas by making a few additions. The subsequently added terrace-pavilions and north and south porticoes are all reminiscent of Jefferson's concepts. The painting on the cover is Jefferson's design. The numis is a BU 1971D Jefferson nickel. A mint stamp is mounted in the reverse of the cover. 30 produced.
J-3 August 6, 1970 -- 6 cent Eisenhower Definitive, Soldier, Statesman, 34th President of the United States. The painting on the cover depicts his rank as a Five-Star General. The numis is a copper mini--medal with a portrait of President Eisenhower on the obverse and the Five Stars encircling the eagle on the reverse. A matching mint stamp is mounted in the reverse of the cover. 40 produced.
J-30 May 10, 1971 -- 8 cent Eisenhower Definitive. This issue places emphasis on the General as President of the United States. The painting is of the central portion of the Presidential Seal. The numis is the Philadelphia Mint bronze medal portraying President Eisenhower. A matching mint stamp is mounted in the reverse of the cover. 30 produced.
J-28 May 8, 1971 commemorates the 150th anniversary of Missouri Statehood. The stamp shows the central portion of the Thomas Hart Benton mural "Independence and the Opening of the West." The date selected for the release of the stamp is the 87th birthday of President Harry S. Truman. The painting on the cover is of the covered wagon. The Philadelphia Mint Harry S. Truman medal is the insert. A mint stamp is mounted in the reverse of the cover. A companion Mini-FDC has also been issued with a tiny covered wagon painted on it also. 40 produced. 6 produced with a block of 4 stamps and an elongated Missouri Commemorative cent numis.