Philosateleia
Kevin Blackston
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San Antonio TX 78217-0544
United States of America

Oklahoma Silver Jubilee Cover

The use of a single 14¢ American Indian stamp on this next cover was indisputably philatelic in nature, with the stamp no doubt chosen to compliment the pink cachet picturing a Native American chief and promoting the Oklahoma Silver Jubilee. The cover was postmarked in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on November 16, 1932, en route to Norwood, Pennsylvania.

Front of cover bearing 14-cent American Indian stamp and Oklahoma Silver Jubilee cachet
14¢ American Indian cover with Oklahoma Silver Jubilee cachet
Reverse of cover bearing Oklahoma Silver Jubilee cachet
14¢ American Indian cover with Oklahoma Silver Jubilee cachet (reverse)

The event celebrating the 25th anniversary of Oklahoma statehood was held in Tulsa from November 13–16, 1932, and included a parade, banquet, and dance, along with the dedication of the 21st Street Bridge over the Arkansas River.1 2

The subject of the American Indian stamp, Hollow Horn Bear, was a member of the Brule Sioux who lived far north of Oklahoma, and had no direct connection to events that took place there; however, the stamp is also seen on other contemporary covers with links to anything related to Native Americans.

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References

  1. Wilson, Linda D. Semicentennial of Statehood. Oklahoma Historical Society. Accessed 14 July 2020.
  2. Worley, Joe. Today in history. Tulsa World. 14 Nov. 2016. Accessed 14 July 2020.

Published 2020-07-14