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Nebraska // Lincoln, NE // Midwest Region // Central/Mountain Time
(The Cornhusker State)
Territory established: May 30, 1854
Statehood granted: March 1, 1867 // 37th state
Nebraska was formed out of land from the Louisiana Purchase.
[View maps of Louisiana Purchase]

#4305 // April 16, 2010
(self-adhesive coil definitive)
Flags of Our Nation Series
Nebraska State Flag
center-pivot system
irrigating a field
#1979 // April 14, 1982
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
State Bird & Flower of
Western Meadowlark
(Sturnella neglecta)
and Goldenrod
#1669 // February 23, 1976
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
American Bicentennial Series
Nebraska State Flag

Nebraska Overprint Stamps
#669 - 679 issued in 1929 and only sold for one year
(overprint on regular issues #632 - 642, rotary press printing in 1926/27)
This special issue was authorized as a measure of preventing losses from post office burglaries. Approximately a year's supply was printed and issued to postmasters. The Post Office Department found it desirable to discontinue the State overprinted stamps after the initial supply was used.
[Please refer also to the State of Kansas]
#669 // May 1, 1929 //
Beatrice, NE
(overprint on original stamp
#632 // June 10, 1927)
#670 // April 15, 1929 //
Hartington, NE
(overprint on original stamp
#633 // May 17, 1927)
#671 // May 1, 1929 //
Auburn, NE; Hartington, NE;
Beatrice, NE
(overprint on original stamp
#634 // December 10, 1926)
Please click here to view all eleven overprinted stamps
and learn more about the reason for the overprint.
Scott catalogue value for stamp set Nos. 669-679 (11)
US$ 590 (mint, never hinged), US$ 320 (mint, hinged), US$ 165 (used)

#1060 // May 7, 1954 // Nebraska City, NE
Nebraska Territorial

"The Sower", sculpture (1930)
spire of the State Capitol in Lincoln,
Mitchell Pass and Scotts Bluff
#1328 // July 29, 1967 // Lincoln, NE
Nebraska Statehood

Hereford steer and ear of corn

#970 // September 22, 1948 // Minden, NE
Fort Kearny
"Guardian of the Pioneer"

Bas-relief of a pioneer group
and buildings of Fort Kearny
Fort Kearny was the first of many forts built to protect the large numbers of settlers travelling on the Oregon Trail, the longest of the overland routes to the West. The pioneers usually gathered in Independence, MO, and Fort Kearny, nicknamed "Guardian of the Pioneer", was the first stop where new provisions could be purchased. The fort was established in 1848 and originally called Fort Childs, but renamed by the soldiers in honor of General Stephen Watts Kearny, (* 1794, † 1848), US Army commander in the frontier West.

#1198 // May 20, 1962 // Beatrice, NE
The Homestead Act

Settler and his wife in front of a sod hut,
which was the common way to build a
dwelling in a land with few wood resources
The Homestead Act, signed by President Abraham Linclon on May 20, 1862, speeded Nebraska's settlement. The stamp was issued in Beatrice, NE, near the place where Daniel Freeman (* 1826, † 1908), American physician and Civil War veteran, filed the first claim for land under the new Act on January 1, 1863, the day the Homestead Act went into effect.

#3587 // April 4, 2002
(ex pane of 50 stamps, one for each state)
Greetings from Nebraska

Illustration of contemporary postcard
in the style of the 1930s/1940s

View Nebraska state quarter
View Nebraska state map
View Nebraska clock

The state name is based on a word of the Oto Indian tribe
language, meaning "flat water", referring to the Platte River.
Land Area
rounded mi2 [km2]
76,872 [199.908]
ranked 15th
(census 2010)
ranked 38th
Population Density
per mi2 [km2] of land area
24 [9]
ranked 44th
The State of Nebraska has 93 counties.


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