The original color sketches for this Golden Anniversary commemorative stamp submitted by the Girl Scouts used green, gold and black. A single color design was specified to simplify an anticipated last minute change of the postal rate to 5 cents, if necessary. The accepted design violated the USPS policy of reserving red for air mail stamps.
The first day of issue location, Button Bay, Vermont was the site of the 50th anniversary Senior Roundup. Nine thousand Senior Girl Scouts attended this roundup celebration of the Girl Scouts.
This is an online version of an original philatelic display
by Keith Larson, ©1998