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Hatch Show Print designs commemorative postage stamp

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There is a distinct Nashville connection to a new postage stamp commemorating one of the most important events in our nation's history.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Postal Service unveiled a limited edition stamp honoring the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Many people in Middle Tennessee likely recognize the familiar style of the stamp because it was designed and produced at Nashville's own Hatch Show Print.

"It's an honor to be part of something that's celebrating such an important date in our history and an important act by our president, President Lincoln. So, we're excited and can't wait to get the post office and buy some stamps, frankly. They look great. They're beautiful," said printmaker Celene Aubrey.

Hatch Show Print is one of only a few letter press print shops left in the United States.

The typeface and ornament used for the stamp are what would have been used back in the year 1863.

In addition to the stamps, the company also printed 5,000 commemorative posters.

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