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Alabama Reunion Train Event Covers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4162

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a complete set of seventeen stamps commemorating the stops made by the Alabama Reunion Train in 1989. The stamped and "postmarked" cards are in specially designed folders embossed in gold with the Great Seal of the State of Alabama. The train stopped or passed through Sheffield, Decatur, Huntsville, Ft. Payne, Attalla, Birmingham, Bessemer,Tuscaloosa, Selma, Calera, Montgomery, Troy, Dothan, Evergreen,Opelika, Bay Minette, and Mobile between May 21 and 27, 1989. Each card has a colored design on the left side depicting a large tree with a swing hanging from one of the branches and has a twenty-one cent Railroad Mail Car 1920s stamp. The cancellation on each card depicts a locomotive engine above a banner and exiting a circle where the circle says "The Alabama Reunion" and the banner says "Special". The cancellation also indicates the city and zip code of the city's rail station.

Dates

  • 1989 May 21-27

Creator

Biographical / Historical

The Alabama Reunion Special was part of a marketing and public relations campaign designed to increase tourism and economic development and to promote the state's positive image. The Special set out on a seventeen-city , seven-day tour of the State on May 21, 1989, travelling from Sheffield in the north and ending in Mobile in the south on May 27.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

A complete set of seventeen stamps commemorating the stops made by the Alabama Reunion Train in 1989

Provenance

gift of Rutherford Lyle Key, 2015

General

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Processed by

Martha Bace, 2015

Source

Creator

Title
Guide to the Alabama Reunion Train Event Covers
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
November 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500