United States Postal Service 2013 Issue
Designed by Greg Breeding

The War of 1812: Battle of Lake Erie

The United States Postal Service(USPS) has issued a new commemorative stamp in a sheet of 20 that has a postage value of forever domestic named "The War of 1812: Battle of Lake Erie" on the 10th of September 2013. This stamp is a copy of William Henry Powells famous painting, Battle of Lake Erie. An oil on canvas painting that was completed in 1873, and was commissioned by the U. S. Congress and placed at the head of the east stairway in the Senate wing of the Capitol.

The stamp depicts Oliver Hazard Perry in a small boat he used to transfer from his ruined flagship, the Lawrence, to the Niagara. After boarding the Niagara, Perry took command and attacked and demolished the British battle ships Detroit and Queen Charlotte. He then sent a message to his commander General William Henery Harrison and said: "We have met the enemy and they are ours"

"The War of 1812: Battle of Lake Erie" stamp can be purchase as sheet of 20, Press Sheet, and FDCs. Sorry! no specification are available at this time.

The War of 1812: Battle of Lake Erie First Day Cover(FDC)

The War of 1812: Battle of Lake Erie Press Sheet (without die cuts)

To order these stamps or to learn more go to usps.com Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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