USPS Commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dedication

Collector Series cachets available this Sunday at five D.C. locations

October 12, 2011 

WASHINGTON, DC — Be one of the first to share a piece of history with friends and family. A double cancel commemorative cachet envelope collector series will commemorate the October 16, 2011 dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial and the 16th anniversary of the Million Man March (October 16, 1995).

The double cancel cachet envelope features a picture of the MLK memorial, complemented with the Barbara Jordan stamp. Jordan is the 34th honoree in the Black Heritage Stamp series. In addition, the cachet includes two stamps from the “To Form a More Perfect Union,” with significant events in the African American journey toward equal rights. One cancellation bears an October 16, 2011 date. The second cancellation bears an August 28, 2011 date, which was the 48th anniversary of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.


MLK Commemorative envelope

The cachets, priced at $7, will be available at these locations on Sunday, October 16:

Friendship Station

4005 Wisconsin Ave NW

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dorothy I. Height

2 Massachusetts Ave NE

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

L'Enfant Plaza

470 L'Enfant Plaza SW

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

National Postal Museum

2 Massachusetts Ave NE

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Union Station

50 Massachusetts Ave NE

8:00 am - 2:00 pm


In addition, the framed artwork, Obama Reality, will be available at the L’Enfant Plaza location for $149.99. This elegant collection contains a photo of Martin Luther King, Jr., President Barack Obama and the ten “To Form a More Perfect Union” stamps.

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