Postal Service Issues Postal Card Celebrating Northwestern University's Sesquicentennial

Apr 28, 2001, 01:00 ET from United States Postal Service

    EVANSTON, Ill., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Postal Service today
 joined Northwestern University in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the
 university's founding by issuing a new stamped postal card at a dedication
 ceremony held on campus.
     "The Postal Service is proud to participate in Northwestern University's
 sesquicentennial celebration," said Einar V. Dyhrkopp, member of the
 presidentially appointed Postal Service Board of Governors, who dedicated the
 stamped postal card.
     "Northwestern joins other notable institutions whose beautiful
 architecture and dedication to higher learning have been commemorated in the
 Historic Preservation series," he said.
     The Northwestern University stamped postal card is the 53rd in the series.
 It is available today at Evanston post offices.  Starting April 30, the
 stamped postal card will be available at other Illinois post offices and at
 Postal Stores and Philatelic Centers across the country.
     Founded in 1851 as a small liberal arts college, Northwestern has evolved
 into one of the nation's leading private research and teaching institutions
 with some 17,500 full-time and part-time students, enrolled in 12 colleges and
 schools on two lakefront campuses in Evanston and Chicago.  It has a full-time
 faculty of 2,100.
     The 20-cent stamped postal card features a depiction of the tower of
 University Hall, which was completed in 1869 and is the oldest building on
 campus.  Arnold C. Holeywell, of Warrenton, Va., illustrated the card, and
 Howard Paine, of Delaplane, Va., was the art director.
     For a schedule of Northwestern University Sesquicentennial events, visit
 the university's Web site at www.nu150.northwestern.edu .
     To see the Northwestern University stamped postal card, and other images
 of 2001 stamps and stationery, visit the Postal Store at www.usps.com and
 select "Index of Stamp Issues."  For future issues, select "Stamp Release
 Schedule."
     All current stamps and other philatelic products, as well as a free
 comprehensive catalog, are available by calling toll free 1 800 STAMP-24.
 A selection of current stamps and gift items are available online at the
 Postal Store.
 
     How to Order the First Day of Issue Postmark
         Customers have 30 days to obtain the first day of issue postmark by
     mail.  They may purchase new stamped cards at their local Post Office; by
     telephone at 1 800 STAMP-24; and at the Postal Store Web site,
     www.usps.com . They should address the cards (to themselves or others) and
     place them in a large envelope addressed to:  NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
     STAMPED CARD, POSTMASTER, 1101 DAVIS ST, EVANSTON IL  60201-9991.
         After applying the first day of issue postmark, the Postal Service
     will return the cards or envelopes through the mail.  There is no charge
     for the postmark.  All orders must be postmarked by May 28, 2001.
 
     TECHNICAL DETAILS
     Issue:            Northwestern University
     Item Number:      220600
     Denomination &
       Type of Issue:  20-cent Stamped Card
     Format:           Stamped Card
     Series:           Historic Preservation
     Issue Date &
       City:           April 28, 2001, Evanston, IL 60201
     Illustrator:      Arnold C. Holeywell, Warrenton, VA
     Designer:         Howard Paine, Delaplane, VA
     Engraver:         N/A
     Art Director:     Howard Paine, Delaplane, VA
     Typographer:      Howard Paine, Delaplane, VA
     Modeler:          N/A
     Manufacturing
       Process:        Offset
     Printer:          Government Printing Office (GPO)
     Printed at:       GPO, Washington, DC
     Press Type:       Offset
     Stamps per
       Coil/Pane:      N/A
     Print Quantity:   6 million stamped cards
     Paper Type:       22-lb. bright white
     Gum Type:         N/A
     Processed at:     GPO, Washington, DC
     Colors:           Magenta, Yellow, Cyan, Black
     Card Orientation: Horizontal
     Image Area
       (w x h):        1.5 x 2.25 in./38.10 x 57.15 mm
     Overall Size
       (w x h):        5.5 x 3.5 in./139.59 x 88.83 mm
     Full Pane Size
       (w x h):        N/A
     Plate Size:       N/A
     Plate Numbers:    N/A
     Marginal
       Markings:       (C) 2000 USPS * Recycled logo followed by "recycled"
     Catalog Item
       Number(s):      220640 Stamped Card - $0.22
                       220661 Card w/First Day Cancellation - $0.32
 
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SOURCE United States Postal Service
    EVANSTON, Ill., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Postal Service today
 joined Northwestern University in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the
 university's founding by issuing a new stamped postal card at a dedication
 ceremony held on campus.
     "The Postal Service is proud to participate in Northwestern University's
 sesquicentennial celebration," said Einar V. Dyhrkopp, member of the
 presidentially appointed Postal Service Board of Governors, who dedicated the
 stamped postal card.
     "Northwestern joins other notable institutions whose beautiful
 architecture and dedication to higher learning have been commemorated in the
 Historic Preservation series," he said.
     The Northwestern University stamped postal card is the 53rd in the series.
 It is available today at Evanston post offices.  Starting April 30, the
 stamped postal card will be available at other Illinois post offices and at
 Postal Stores and Philatelic Centers across the country.
     Founded in 1851 as a small liberal arts college, Northwestern has evolved
 into one of the nation's leading private research and teaching institutions
 with some 17,500 full-time and part-time students, enrolled in 12 colleges and
 schools on two lakefront campuses in Evanston and Chicago.  It has a full-time
 faculty of 2,100.
     The 20-cent stamped postal card features a depiction of the tower of
 University Hall, which was completed in 1869 and is the oldest building on
 campus.  Arnold C. Holeywell, of Warrenton, Va., illustrated the card, and
 Howard Paine, of Delaplane, Va., was the art director.
     For a schedule of Northwestern University Sesquicentennial events, visit
 the university's Web site at www.nu150.northwestern.edu .
     To see the Northwestern University stamped postal card, and other images
 of 2001 stamps and stationery, visit the Postal Store at www.usps.com and
 select "Index of Stamp Issues."  For future issues, select "Stamp Release
 Schedule."
     All current stamps and other philatelic products, as well as a free
 comprehensive catalog, are available by calling toll free 1 800 STAMP-24.
 A selection of current stamps and gift items are available online at the
 Postal Store.
 
     How to Order the First Day of Issue Postmark
         Customers have 30 days to obtain the first day of issue postmark by
     mail.  They may purchase new stamped cards at their local Post Office; by
     telephone at 1 800 STAMP-24; and at the Postal Store Web site,
     www.usps.com . They should address the cards (to themselves or others) and
     place them in a large envelope addressed to:  NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
     STAMPED CARD, POSTMASTER, 1101 DAVIS ST, EVANSTON IL  60201-9991.
         After applying the first day of issue postmark, the Postal Service
     will return the cards or envelopes through the mail.  There is no charge
     for the postmark.  All orders must be postmarked by May 28, 2001.
 
     TECHNICAL DETAILS
     Issue:            Northwestern University
     Item Number:      220600
     Denomination &
       Type of Issue:  20-cent Stamped Card
     Format:           Stamped Card
     Series:           Historic Preservation
     Issue Date &
       City:           April 28, 2001, Evanston, IL 60201
     Illustrator:      Arnold C. Holeywell, Warrenton, VA
     Designer:         Howard Paine, Delaplane, VA
     Engraver:         N/A
     Art Director:     Howard Paine, Delaplane, VA
     Typographer:      Howard Paine, Delaplane, VA
     Modeler:          N/A
     Manufacturing
       Process:        Offset
     Printer:          Government Printing Office (GPO)
     Printed at:       GPO, Washington, DC
     Press Type:       Offset
     Stamps per
       Coil/Pane:      N/A
     Print Quantity:   6 million stamped cards
     Paper Type:       22-lb. bright white
     Gum Type:         N/A
     Processed at:     GPO, Washington, DC
     Colors:           Magenta, Yellow, Cyan, Black
     Card Orientation: Horizontal
     Image Area
       (w x h):        1.5 x 2.25 in./38.10 x 57.15 mm
     Overall Size
       (w x h):        5.5 x 3.5 in./139.59 x 88.83 mm
     Full Pane Size
       (w x h):        N/A
     Plate Size:       N/A
     Plate Numbers:    N/A
     Marginal
       Markings:       (C) 2000 USPS * Recycled logo followed by "recycled"
     Catalog Item
       Number(s):      220640 Stamped Card - $0.22
                       220661 Card w/First Day Cancellation - $0.32
 
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