1964 ~ 1966

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Nevada Statehood ~ 1864

     In 1864 Nevada was admitted to the Union supporting the Union against the Confederacy.  Nevada adopted the motto of "Battle Born" because it became a state during the Civil War. 

SCN 1248

Verrazano Narrows Bridge ~ 1964

     Giovanni da Verrazano, a Florentine explorer, sailed along the North American coast from Florida to Newfoundland. In 1524 he looked across the Outer Banks of North Carolina and saw what he believed to be the Eastern or Pacific Ocean. The "Sea of Verrazano" continued to appear on maps of North America for more than a century.
     Although he missed the entrances to Chesapeake and Delaware bays, he dropped anchor in the Narrows of New York Harbor in 1525. He was the first European to do so. The harbor did not offer a route to the Pacific, so he sailed on.
     The stamps shows a map of the entrance to New York Harbor with the Verrazano Narrows Bridge between Staten Island and Brooklyn. In 1964 it was the longest suspension bridge in the world.

     "Verrazzano" is mispelled with only one "z". The "dotted line" between Manhattan and Brooklyn represents the East River crossed by the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge.

SCN 1258

International Telecommunication Union ~ 1865

     The International Telegraph Union was founded in 1865 in Paris with 20 members. In 1934 the ITU merged with the International Radiotelegraph Union (established in 1906) and changed the name to "International Telecommunication Union." In 1947 it became a specialized agency of the United Nations. Its goal is to improve international telecommunications by allotting radio frequencies, encouraging low rates, and improving emergency communications. There are 188 Member States and 560 Sector Members (operators, broadcasters, and organizations).
      The Morse Code  ITU spells "ITU" four times across the stamp. On the projection see further under Instruments-Projections-Gall.

SCN 1274

Federal Migratory Bird Treaty ~ 1916

     In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed a treaty with Great Britain (on behalf of Canada) for the protection of the "many species of birds which in their annual migration traverse certain parts of the United States and Canada." The treaty was implemented by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act passed by Congress in 1918. Later treaties were made with Mexico, Japan, and Russia. The stamp shows a simple map of the U.S.-Canadian border with outlines of geese flying North and South.

SCN 1306