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Who was the first woman on a US postage stamp?

Question #41320. Asked by madilou.
Last updated Aug 20 2016.

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Queen Isabella of Spain...

Nov 19 2003, 8:55 PM
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Martha Washington

Nov 19 2003, 9:08 PM
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Although Queen Isabella appeared in the first commemorative stamps issued in
1893, the first stamp specifically to honor a woman was the eight-cent Martha
Washington stamp issued in 1902.


Response last updated by zorba_scank on Aug 20 2016.
Nov 19 2003, 10:50 PM
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Actually you are right, Hamlet. Isabella appeared in the Columbian commemoratives of 1893. There is also a woman or girl in the 1898 Trans-Mississippi Expositon issue. Martha was the first woman to appear in a portrait on a stamp, in 1902.
I had no site, I just used my stamp collection, Isabella appeares in large group scenes and she isn't difficult to miss.

Nov 19 2003, 11:30 PM
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