42c Minnesota Statehood
Stamp Panel #814
It is one of the many attractive panels produced by the Postal Service as part of the Black Heritage Series.
The panel is in very fine condition and ready for your collection or framing for mounting on a wall in the home or office.
The first USPS Commemorative Panel was issued September 20, 1972 for the 8c Wildlife Issue Block of 4 (Scott #1464-67). Since then, over 800 different panels have been produced, one for almost every commemorative stamp issue for more than 30 years. Usually, a panel will bear two or three engravings, more or less related to the subject of the stamps. Most of the engravings are great art work. Along, with these engravings is a text that provides an interesting insight into the stamp's subject. There, is often information about the subject that will be not be found from any other philatelic source. The 8-1/2 x 11-1/4 inch panels are a great addition to a specialized collection. Many are attractively framed and on the walls, of CPAs, War Veterans, and Sports and Animal lovers.
As you know, or may discover, some USPS Commemorative Panels are easy to acquire and others are very difficult. This is no surprise, the situation is cause by those old straw men, supply and demand. At different periods, the USPS has produced... read more