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USS Constitution - The War of 1812

The War of 1812

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue August 18, 2012
Year 2012
Quantity 25,000,000
Denomination
First-Class Mail® Forever Commemorative
Denomination Value $0.45
Perforation or Dimension 1.560 x 1.225 in./39.62 x 31.12 mm
Series The War of 1812
Series Time Span 2012
Issue Location Boston, MA, 02205
Postal Administration United States

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Souvenir Sheet of 20 (1 Design)

Quantity Produced - 1,250,000
Original Purchase Price: $9.00
SKU: 578400
Dimension: 10.25 x 7.25 in./260.35 x 184.15 mm
Printer: Avery Dennison (AVR)
Printed at: AVR, Clinton, SC
Printing Process: Gravure
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Prephosphored, Type II
Layout Number: “V” followed by five (5) single digits

Cancelled Full Pane

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Original Purchase Price: $11.50
SKU: 578464

Uncut Press Sheet

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Original Purchase Price: $45.00
SKU: 578484

First-day Cover

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Original Purchase Price: $0.89
SKU: 578461

Full Pane First Day Cover

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Original Purchase Price: $11.50
SKU: 578462

Digital Color Postmark

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Original Purchase Price: $1.60
SKU: 578465

Ceremony Program

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Original Purchase Price: $6.95
SKU: 578491

Cancellation Keepsake (dcp W/pane)

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Original Purchase Price: $10.95
SKU: 578499

Stamp Deck Card

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Original Purchase Price: $0.95
SKU: 578492

Stamp Deck Card W/dcp (random Stamp)

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Original Purchase Price: $1.95
SKU: 578494

Panel, Set of 2

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No Images Exist for this Layout.
Original Purchase Price: $16.95
SKU: 578497

About Stamp

On August 18, 2012, in Boston, Massachusetts, the Postal Service™ will issue The War of 1812: USS Constitu­tion commemorative stamp (Forever® priced at 45 cents) in one design in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) souvenir sheet of 20 stamps. The stamp will go on sale nationwide August 18, 2012.

The War of 1812, sometimes called “the forgotten conflict,” was a two-and-a-half year confrontation with Great Britain that brought the United States to the verge of bankruptcy and disunion. With this stamp, the Postal Service commemorates the bicentennial of a war that ultimately helped forge our national identity and gave us our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

The United States declared war on Great Britain on June 18, 1812. In his war message to Congress, President James Madison charged the British with violating the nation’s sovereignty by restricting American trade with Europe and by removing seamen from American merchant ships and making them serve in the Royal Navy.

The War of 1812 was also fueled by a desire among frontier settlers to force the British out of Canada and end their support of Indians in the Old Northwest. Many Americans, including expansionist “War Hawks” in Congress, alleged that the British supplied arms to Indians and incited them to raid settlements on the frontier.

For this design, the Postal Service selected a long-admired painting of the famed USS Constitution by Michele Felice Cornè, circa 1803. Constitution acquired the nickname “Old Ironsides” during a victorious battle with HMS Guerriere in August 1812, two months into the war. It scored another victory in December over HMS Java. Such stunning successes against the world’s mightiest navy helped sustain American morale during a time the U.S. Army was suffering major setbacks.

Greg Breeding served as art director and designer for the stamp.

The War of 1812: USS Constitution stamp is being issued as a Forever® stamp. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate.

About Stamp Series

Stamp Info

On August 18, 2012, in Boston, Massachusetts, the Postal Service™ will issue The War of 1812: USS Constitu­tion commemorative stamp (Forever® priced at 45 cents) in one design in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) souvenir sheet of 20 stamps. The War of 1812: USS Constititution $9.00 souvenir sheet may not be split, and the stamps may not be sold individually.

The stamp will go on sale nationwide August 18, 2012.

With this 2012 issuance, the U.S. Postal Service® begins a series commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812, a two-and-a-half year conflict with Great Britain that many Americans viewed as the nation’s “Second War of Independence.” The first stamp in this series features a painting of the most famous ship of the war, the USS Con­stitution, by Michele Felice Corné, circa 1803. Greg Breed­ing served as art director for the project.

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The War of 1812, sometimes called “the forgotten conflict,” was a two-and-a-half year confrontation with Great Britain that brought the United States to the verge of bankruptcy and disunion. With this stamp, the Postal Service commemorates the bicentennial of a war that ultimately helped forge our national identity and gave us our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

The United States declared war on Great Britain on June 18, 1812. In his war message to Congress, President James Madison charged the British with violating the nation’s sovereignty by restricting American trade with Europe and by removing seamen from American merchant ships and making them serve in the Royal Navy.

The War of 1812 was also fueled by a desire among frontier settlers to force the British out of Canada and end their support of Indians in the Old Northwest. Many Americans, including expansionist “War Hawks” in Congress, alleged that the British supplied arms to Indians and incited them to raid settlements on the frontier.

For this design, the Postal Service selected a long-admired painting of the famed USS Constitution by Michele Felice Cornè, circa 1803. Constitution acquired the nickname “Old Ironsides” during a victorious battle with HMS Guerriere in August 1812, two months into the war. It scored another victory in December over HMS Java. Such stunning successes against the world’s mightiest navy helped sustain American morale during a time the U.S. Army was suffering major setbacks.

Greg Breeding served as art director and designer for the stamp.

The War of 1812: USS Constitution stamp is being issued as a Forever® stamp. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate.

Colors

Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, Black, 7506 (Tan)

Creators

Designer: Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA.
Art Director: Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA.
Typographer: Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA.
Existing Art By: Michele Felice Corné.
Engraver: Trident.
Modeler: Avery Dennison, Designed and Engineered Solutions.

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Reference

USPS Postal Bulletin 22341. Copyright: USPS.

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