Assorted Philatelic Chemistry Materials Collection
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The Assorted Philatelic Chemistry Materials Collection contains an assortment of philatelic materials. Included in the collection are the following items: a stamp featuring a color illustration of African American research chemist Percy Lavon Julian with text in English that reads, "Percy Lavon Julian, 29, Black Heritage USA"; a postal cover commemorating the American Chemical Industries Tercentenary from 1935 with a blue illustration of two figures working over a cauldron with text in English that reads, "American Chemical Industries Tercentenary, Three Centuries of Chemical Manufacture in America initiated by John Winthrop Jr. in 1635 and Celebrated by the American Chemical Society in New York on April 24, 1935"; and a postal cover commemorating the American Chemical Society Diamond Jubilee featuring a black and white photograph of a chemist in a lab, a black and white illustration of a factory, the American Chemical Society logo, and text in English that reads, "First Day of Issue, 75th Anniversary, American Chemical Society." The American Chemical Society postal cover is addressed to Albert Shanksy.
Also included in the collection are the following materials: a postal cover from Roger Williams Technical and Economic Services, Inc. from 1966 with a black and white box of text in English that reads, "EARNINGS=marketing consulting, Roger Williams Technical & Economic Services, Incorporated, First Day Cover," and a blue stamp featuring an illustration of German theoretical physicist Albert Einstein; a postal cover celebrating the Australian Scientific Developments from 1975 with two red stamps detailing the process of atomic absorption, a color illustration depicting a series of dots, and text in English that reads, "Official First Day Cover, Cover and Stamp designs: Weatherhead & Stiff, Australian Scientific Developments"; 50 copies of a French postage stamp featuring a color illustration of French chemist Henri Moissan with text in French that reads, "Henri Moissan, 1852-1907, LA POSTE 2006, France," attached to a pamphlet with text in French explaining the significance of the stamp as commemorative memorabilia. The Australian Scientific Developments postal cover is addressed to W. Thaanum.
The Assorted Philatelic Chemistry Materials Collection was found in the collection of the Science History Institute.
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There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes and the collection is open to the public.
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