Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Post Office's Sesquicentennial Stamps

From the May 23, 2013, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by Edward Colimore.

The Post Office began their Civil War Sesquicentennial series to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the war in 2011 with the Battles of Fort Sumter and Bull Run which took place in 1861.  Last year's stamps featured the 1862 Battles of Antietam and New Orleans.  I like the fact that the first three years featured a naval battle, which is often overlooked when it comes to the war.

These stamps come in souvenire sheets with two stamps on the front along with a short history of the event shown.  On the reverse side there is a background photograph and five more of each stamp and some comments by participants.

This years reverse side has the famous Matthew Brady photograph of three Confederates captured at the Battle of Gettysburg and comments by Abraham Lincoln, nurse Clara Barton, Union soldier Rufus R. Dawes and Confederate William Tunnard.

Get Driving Over to Your Local P.O..  --Old Secesh

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