International Red Cross
issued in 1950 to honor the International Red Cross has a globe
showing the western hemisphere and a small part of Africa.
Ohio Statehood ~ 1803
was the first State created out of the Northwest Territory. It became
a State in 1803. The stamp was issued in 1953 to commemorate the
sesquicentennial of Statehood for Ohio.
Gadsden Purchase ~ 1853
December 30, 1853 the United States purchased a strip of land (29,640
square miles) in the Mesilla Valley south of the Gila River from
Mexico for $10 million. The purpose was to provide a route for a
railroad to the Pacific, but before it could be built the Civil War
began and the project was dropped. The land is now part of Arizona and
The stamp was issued to
mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of Rotary International.