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Accession number 1997-342
Collection History San Jose Collection
Catalog Number 1997-342-130
Object Name Videotape
Date 1988/08/30
Year Range from 1988
Year Range to 1988
Title Broadcast news coverage of the Carreta stamp First Day of Issue Ceremony at the San Jose Historical Museum
Description News coverage of the First Day of Issue Ceremony of the Carreta stamp by the United States Postal Service, August 30, 1988. Festivities took place at the San Jose Historical Museum at Kelley Park.

News segments from: 1) KICU, Channel 36, News at Ten; 2) KNTV, Channel 11, News at Five; and 3) KSTS, Channel 48, News at 6 (in Spanish).

Carreta stamp designed by Theron Fox and worth 7.6 cents, part of the Transportation series, to be used for nonprofit bulk mail. The stamp was available for first day issues only in San Jose, and was an honor for the city to be chosen.

The carreta, meaning "cart," in Spanish, was used by the natives and early settlers of Spanish California. This primitive vehicle, consisting of a cage mounted on large wooden wheels, was used to haul firewood and water and to transport women and children to Mass on Sundays.

U.S. #2255
7.6¢ Carreta
Transportation Series Coil Stamp

Issue Date: August 30, 1988
City: San Jose, CA
Quantity: 143,272,000
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Engraved
Perforations: 10 vertically
Color: Brown
Photographer Postal Video News
Place San Jose, California
Subjects First day covers (Philately)
Postage stamps
History Park (San Jose, Calif.)
Carts & wagons
Spaniards -- California -- History (LCSH)
People Fox, Theron
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