1932 ~ 1937

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     The stamp was issued in 1932 to mark the Olympic Summer Games that year. The figure of the discus thrower is based on a marble copy of the bronze sculpture Discobolus by Myron (about 450 B.C.) in the British Museum in London. The image of North America on the globe is obscured by the figure.

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Little America

    The Little America stamp was issued in 1933 to recognize the expedition of Admiral Byrd to the Antarctic. The stamp was never sold at any post office, but only used on letters mailed through the Little America post office. The map shows the whole world on one side of a globe in the van der Grinten projection. For further information on the projection see Projections. The map shows his routes in the Arctic in 1925 and 1927, and in Antarctica 1929 and 1933.In 1934 a miniature sheet of six stamps was issued to recognize the National Philatelic Exhibition in New York City.

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Oregon Territory

     Congress created the Oregon Territory on August 14, 1848. It covered an area encompassing present-day Oregon, Idaho, Washington, and western Montana. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Oregon Trail this stamp showing a map of the Oregon Territory was issued. The dotted line indicates the route of the Oregon Trail. Five places are marked on the map, one in each State. They are the places selected to have first-day sales. In 1993 a stamp was issued to mark the 150th anniversary of the Trail.

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Northwest Ordinance

     The Northwest Ordinance was passed by the Articles of Confederation Congress passed the Ordinance of 1787, which provided for the creation of up to  five states in the northwest portion of the Ohio Valley. The area, known as The Northwest Territory,  was east of the Mississippi, and between the Ohio River and the Great Lakes. The present states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin were created from the Territory. In 1937 the 150th anniversary of the Ordinance was commemorated with this stamp. The design displays The Northwestern Territory and the Territory Southwest of the Ohio River  in Foster's Forty Maps Illustrating United States History, Topeka, 1905.

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