1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 My research drew heavily from undigitized philatelic sources (stamp records, philatelic papers, annual reports) at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, federal records, and databases of popular periodicals and newspapers.


2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 All sources are available in my Zotero library:


4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The design files kept in the National Postal Museum provide the official records kept by the USPOD regarding stamp requests, including correspondence, designs, and related press. These files are organized by the Scott International Catalog number. This means that files are organized by stamps that have been selected, not by subject. Rejected petitions are difficult to find, and often documents related to failed petitions were thrown away. Luckily, some failed attempts at stamps were grouped with successful stamps making those trails easier to discover.

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