Serigraph Print of the
2-cent Hudson-Fulton Celebration of 1909
U. S. Postage Stamp
2-cent, Perforated 12, Scott #372, 7/8"x 1-19/64", issued September 25, 1909.
Design by Marcus W.Baldwin and printed by the Bureau of Engraving & Printing.
The Hudson-Fulton Celebration commemorative stamp celebrates the tercentennial of the first recorded European arrival at the Hudson River plus the centennial of the first navigation of the Hudson by a steam powered boat.
The Hudson-Fulton Celebration commission succeeded in championing the issuance of a stamp to promote their double event.
Although the dates on the stamp suggest otherwise, commemorating only the "discovery" of the Hudson River, the art shows that the early seventeenth century sailing ship, Henry Hudson's 85' 1609 "Half Moon", is accompanied by a nineteenth century steamboat, Robert Fulton's "Clermont" - as well as Native Americans in canoes, which represented the first navigation of the river.
Drawing by Roy Alexander on acetate over photo of non-invert by Merit Studios, Oct. 1974. Stamp enlarged 15x.
Edition of 400 was silk screened on Nov. 20, 1974 by Arthur Jones at Mar-Line Displays in Port Chester, NY, on Hammermill cover paper "Inspired Ivory".
Outside dimensions of the red frame are 19-5/16" x 13-1/8" and paper is 23" x 17-7/16".
Each print, numbered & signed, is $64, plus shipping & applicable tax
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