Alabama Reunion Train Event Covers
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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.
- 1989 May 21-27
- Key, Lyle (Person)
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.
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A complete set of seventeen stamps commemorating the stops made by the Alabama Reunion Train in 1989
gift of Rutherford Lyle Key, 2015
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Martha Bace, 2015
- Guide to the Alabama Reunion Train Event Covers
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- November 2015
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