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This fragment of a three cent U. S. Postal stamp was discovered during the archeological monitoring at the Last Chance Store in Council Grove in 2016. The delicate fragment was recovered from under the floor boards and shows George Washington's profile and the lettering "U. S. PO." This type of stamp was engraved and printed in large quantitys and was modeled on a bust of George Washington by Jean Antoine Houdon.

Date: 1870-1883

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Item Number: 439634
Call Number: 14MO367-1694-58
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 439634

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