Jan E Matzeliger unused 29 cent Postage Stamps

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Jan Matzeliger (1852-1889) invented an automatic method for creating shoes. Born in Surinam he came to the United States at 19 and secured an apprenticeship at a shoe factory. This gave him the inspiration for his invention as the shoe industry was consistently stalled by the labor intensive job to build lasts-wooden molds shaped like the customer's foot. His lasting machine could turn out up to ten times more pairs of shoes per day than a single hand laster. This made shoes cheaper and more readily available to a greater number of people.

A 29-cent stamp honoring Matzeliger was issued on September 15, 1991, in Lynn, Massachusetts. Designed by Barbara Higgins Bond, the stamps were produced in the photogravure process by the American Bank Note Company and issued in panes of fifty.

This stamp is part of the Black Heritage Stamp Series. Initiated in 1978, the USPS continues to issue a stamp featuring a notable Black American every February in conjunction with Black History Month and at other times during the year.

(Reference: Postal Bulletin, August 22, 1991)

The listing is for 20 stamps. They are unused and have never been hinged making them ideal for stamp collecting. As part of the Black Heritage Stamp Series they would also be a great addition for unit studies. Other uses include postage for invitations and announcements (please note: need to add additional postage to the envelopes), scrapbooking, and jewelry making.

Number of Stamps: 20
Denomination: 29 cents
Issue Date: 1991
Description: Unused and in Mint condition, never hinged.
Cost: $12.00 for 20 stamps plus shipping

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I will ship the items within three working days of receipt of payment. Any questions are welcome. Insurance will normally be more upon request. Please allow up to two weeks for First Class Mail delivery. If you need your order sooner, Priority Mail is available. Also, there is a price break in the shipping when you order multiple items from my store.


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Although I do not accept returns, I want you to be happy with your order and will do my best to describe the item accurately. I take great care in packaging your stamps so they arrive in good condition. If you receive your order and you feel it was misrepresented please contact me and I will try to correct it. Also, I cannot be held responsible for items that are lost in the mail. Fortunately, this does not happen too often, but if you would like to purchase insurance, message me so I can add it for an additional fee. Also, an upgrade to priority mail shipping, which includes tracking and insurance, is available. If you have any questions prior to shipment, message me.


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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
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I ship the items within three working days of receipt of payment. Any questions are welcome. Insurance will normally be more upon request. Please allow up to two weeks for First Class Mail delivery. If you need your order sooner, Priority Mail is available. Also, there is a price break in the shipping when you order multiple items from my store.


Returns & exchanges

Although I do not accept returns, I want you to be happy with your order and will do my best to describe the item accurately. I take great care in packaging your stamps so they arrive in good condition. If you receive your order and you feel it was misrepresented please contact me and I will try to correct it. Also, I cannot be held responsible for items that are lost in the mail. Fortunately, this does not happen too often, but if you would like to purchase insurance, message me so I can add it for an additional fee. Also, an upgrade to priority mail shipping, which includes tracking and insurance, is available. If you have any questions prior to shipment, message me.