The Pharmacy Stamp Turns 45: December Library Exhibit

The Pharmacy Stamp Turns 45 is the December 2017 exhibit in the Main Hall Display case at the Highland Park Public Library.

Highland Park resident Daniel Shifrin, a former pharmacist, has arranged this tribute to the 45 year history of this stamp. The Pharmacy Stamp (SC. 147) was issued on November 10, 1972 to honor 100,000 professional men and women pharmacists who serve America. In addition to the many cachet makers who produced Pharmacy FDCs, many firms, pharmaceutical associations, and individuals prepared their own Pharmacy First Day Cover Designs.

A total of 804,421 Pharmacy First Day Covers were cancelled by the Cincinnati Post Office using either hand stamp or machine cancel. To see many of these original stamps and learn more about this history visit the exhibit through the month of December.

Pharmacy stamp