Iowa: 1938 – Iowa Territorial Centennial.

(S-0041) U.S. #838   3¢ Iowa Territory Centennial  First Day of Issue: August 24, 1938  City: Des Moines, Iowa  Issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Iowa Territory, U.S. #838 pictures the Old Stone Capitol building in Iowa City.
(S-0006) U.S. #838   3¢ Iowa Territory Centennial Plate Block First Day of Issue: August 24, 1938  City: Des Moines, Iowa  Issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Iowa Territory, U.S. #838 pictures the Old Stone Capitol building in Iowa City.
(S-0063) U.S. #838   3¢ Iowa Territory Centennial  First Day of Issue: August 24, 1938  City: Des Moines, Iowa. 
(C-0121) U.S. #838   3¢ Iowa Territory Centennial  First Day of Issue: August 24, 1938  City: Des Moines, Iowa.
(C-0122) U.S. #838   3¢ Iowa Territory Centennial  First Day of Issue: August 24, 1938  City: Des Moines, Iowa.
(C-0123) U.S. #838   3¢ Iowa Territory Centennial  First Day of Issue: August 24, 1938  City: Des Moines, Iowa.
(C-0257) U.S. #838   3¢ Iowa Territory Centennial  First Day of Issue: August 24, 1938  City: Des Moines, Iowa. Rare Purcell-design cachet.
(C-0018) Dubuque:  Iowa’s oldest settlement (1788) – U.S. #838 Iowa Territorial Centennial  Postmarked August 24, 1938 in Dubuque This cover is very rare indeed. While Des Moines was picked as the First Day of Issue City for the Iowa Territorial Centennial Stamp issued on August 24, 1938, Dubuque really had more significance in Iowa Territorial history. Fortunately, a wise and historically-aware stamp collector got this cover postmarked in Dubuque on that same day!
(C-0019) Burlington: Iowa’s first Territorial capitol (1838 -1841) – U.S. #838 Iowa Territorial Centennial Postmarked August 24, 1938 in Burlington. This cover is very rare indeed. While Des Moines was picked as the First Day of Issue City for the Iowa Territorial Centennial Stamp issued on August 24, 1938, Burlington really had more significance in Iowa Territorial history. Fortunately, a wise and historically-aware stamp collector got this cover postmarked in Burlington on that same day!
(C-0020) Iowa City: Iowa’s second Territorial capitol and first State capitol – U.S. #838 Iowa Territorial Centennial  Postmarked August 24, 1938 in Iowa City This cover is very rare indeed. While Des Moines was picked as the First Day of Issue City for the Iowa Territorial Centennial Stamp issued on August 24, 1938, Iowa City really had more significance in Iowa Territorial history. Fortunately, a wise and historically-aware stamp collector got this cover postmarked in Iowa City on that same day!
(P-0001) 1938 U.S. #838 Iowa Territory Blk of 4 Display Card. Postmarked Aug 24, 1938 Des Moines.
(C-0068) U.S. #838 Iowa Territorial Centennial  Postmarked August 24, 1938. This first day cover celebrates both the first day issue of the Iowa Territory 100th Anniversary stamp but also the Railway Post Office system in 1862. The Burlington Railroad offered State Fair-goers an exhibit with a postal station operating out of a RPO train car.
(C-0124) U.S. #838 Iowa Territorial Centennial Postmarked in Iowa City on December 28, 1938 – with cachet celebrating Iowa Statehood – Dec 28, 1846 includes U.S. #807   1938 Presidental Series – 3¢ Jefferson  First Day of Issue:  June 16, 1938.
(C-0125) Colorful Cover featuring #838 Iowa Territorial Centennial – Postmarked in Ottumwa, IA on Nov. 9, 1938. Includes from the 1938 Presidential Series: U.S. #803 1/2¢ Franklin, U.S. #804 1¢ Washington, U.S. #806  2¢ Adams, U.S. #807  3¢ Jefferson and U.S. #C19  1934 6¢ Airmail.
(C-0128) 1938 Iowa State Fair Territorial Centennial Celebration.

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