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Wilmington, Delaware photo stamps

1930-1935
 Collection
Accession: 1984-268

Abstract

Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware located on the Christiana and Brandywine Rivers. These are sixteen small, gummed, and perforated stamps showing sepia photographic views of Wilmington, Delaware.

Dates

  • 1930-1935

Creator

Extent

16 item(s)

General Physical Description

1 item : panel of 12 stamps ; 3.5 x 5.25 in. 1 item : envelope ; 3.75 x 6.5 in.

Historical Note

Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware located on the Christiana and Brandywine Rivers. Originally colonized by the Swedish, Dutch and English in the seventeenth century. Wilmington was incorporated in 1731 and received a city charter in 1832.

Scope and Content

These are sixteen small, gummed, and perforated stamps showing sepia photographic views of Wilmington, Delaware. The following sights included are: Rockford Tower, Market Street, Du Pont Country Club, Wilmington Country Club, U.S. Post Office at Rodney Square, Rodney Square, Old Swedes Church, Public Library, Du Pont High School, Du Pont Hotel, Delaware Park Race Track, Court House, City Hall, YMCA Building, and unidentified fountain. The stamps which sold for ten cents came with a mailing envelope with glassine window; an adressee insert is included.

Location

GL Box 1.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Wilmington, Delaware photo stamps
Status:
Date:
2014
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400