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Chapter Member 1588
Francis Scott Key, the author of our national anthem,
"The Star-Spangled Banner,"
was born in Frederick (now Carroll) County, Maryland.
A 3 cent stamp (Scott 962) was issued in his honor on August 9, 1948 in
The hand painted First Day Cover shown here is the work of
Dorothy Knapp (1907-1986).
She was a school teacher and produced some of the most attractive and desirable covers in the
1940's and 1950's usually in quantities of 10 to 12..