National Affairs: Lamp Stamp

Presses whirred last week in the U. S. Bureau of Engraving & Printing, turning out a new 2¢ stamp. Standard size, standard red color, it will commemorate the golden jubilee of Thomas Alva Edison's electric light bulb (TIME, May 27). Design : The bulb, rays of light; the caption, "Edison's First Lamp."


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