Lincoln stamps being released for Abe’s birthday

WASHINGTON – Four new postal stamps highlighting the personal history of Abraham Lincoln are set to be released on Monday as the nation commemorates Lincoln’s 200th birthday this week.

The 42-cent stamps depict Lincoln as a rail-splitter, a lawyer, a politician and a president.

A ceremony marking the release of the stamps is scheduled Monday morning in Springfield, Ill., where Lincoln is buried.

Lincoln, the 16th president, was born Feb. 12, 1809, in Kentucky.


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