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A 5-cent stamp honoring the nations 250,000 Amateur Radio Operators was placed on sale at Anchorage, Alaska on December 15, 1964.

It was in Alaska that the "hams" wrote another chapter in a long public service record by maintaining communications following the Alaska earthquake of 5:36 P.M. on March 27, 1964

The Amateur Radio Commemorative Stamp, Scott #1260, was released on the 50th anniversary of the founding of the American Radio Relay League.

This purple vertical stamp combines a radio broadcast wave with a portion of a radio dial was designed by Emil J. Willet, of Hartford, Connecticut.

 
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In Mellone's Specialized Cachet Catalog of First Day Covers of the 1960's it shows 31 FDC's issued for the Scott #1260 Amateur Radio Commemorative issued December 15, 1964 in Anchorage, Alaska. If you have a cover that I have not displayed PLEASE email me a picture in jpg format. If you don't have a scanner a colored copying machine can be used. With your help I hope to be able to expand this home page with more pictures of Amateur Radio First Day Covers. WJ8C
 

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ARTCRAFT ARRL
 
 
ANCHORAGE PHI.SOC.
 
 
C. ANDERSON
 
 
ARISTOCRATS
 
 
ARTCRAFT
 
 
ARTMASTER
 
 
CACHET CRAFT
 
 
CENTENNIAL
 
 
CHICKERING
 
 
COVER CRAFT
 
 
  CLR
 
 
  RALPH DRYER
 
 
FARNAM
 
 
FLEETWOOD
 
 
FLUEGEL
 
 
C.GEORGE,JR.III
 
 
HAMMOND
 
 
KHOLCRAFT
 
 
KOLOR KRAFT
 
 
KJM
 
 
 MAHDEEN
 
 
  MAHDEEN
 
 
MAUL
 
 
OVERSEAS MAILER
 
 
PONTIAC PRESS
 
 
SARZIN
 
 
STATION 4W50
 
 
 F.J. ULRICH
 
 
 F.J. ULRICH
 
 
VON OHLEN
 
 
DESIGNER UNKNOWN
 
 
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UPDATED 19 October 1999