United States Postal Service 2014 Issue
Designed by Greg Breeding

The War of 1812: Fort McHenry

The United States Postal Service (USPS) will issue a new stamp that has a postage value of first class forever named "The War of 1812: Fort McHenry" on the 13th of September 2014. This new stamp is a bicentennial issue that salutes our American forefathers who fought to secure our nation in the battle of Fort Mchenry on September 14, 1814. The stamp features a group of soldiers manning a cannon in defense of Fort McHenry. It also features the rockets red glare that Maryland native Francis Scott Key wrote in The Star-Spangled Banner.
On the front selvage of the Sheet of 20 shown below, their is a black and white version of a painting by Percy Moran depicting Francis Scott Key aboard the ship from which he witnessed the battle. The reverse side of the stamp sheet depicts the fort commander George Armistead.

"The War of 1812: Fort McHenry" stamp can be purchase as a single, Sheet of 20, Press Sheet, and FDCs. The press sheet features 5 souvenir sheets with die-cuts that is 10.25 inches x 36.25 inches. Sorry! no other specification were available.


The War of 1812: Fort McHenry FDC


The War of 1812: Fort McHenry DCP Keepsake and Sheet of 20


The War of 1812: Fort McHenry Press Sheet (with die-cuts)


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

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