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Battle of Five Forks - April 1, 1865

Civil War Sesquicentennial

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue April 9, 2015
Year 2015
Quantity 5,400,000
Denomination
First-Class Mail Forever
Denomination Value $0.49
Perforation or Dimension 2.10 x 1.20 in./53.45 x 30.42 mm
Series Civil War Sesquicentennial
Series Time Span 2011 - 2015
Issue Location Appomattox, VA 24522
Postal Administration United States

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Pane of 12 (2 Designs)

Quantity Produced - 900,000
Original Purchase Price: $5.88
SKU: 589300
Dimension: 8.88 x 6.75 in./225.55 x 171.45 mm
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America/SSP
Printed at: Browns Summit, NC
Printing Process: Offset
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive adhesive
Paper: Phosphor Tagged Paper, Block Tag

Press Sheet With Die Cuts

Quantity Produced - 500
Original Purchase Price: $35.28
SKU: 589306

Press Sheet Without Die Cuts

Quantity Produced - 1,000
Original Purchase Price: $35.28
SKU: 589308

First-day Cover Full Pane

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Original Purchase Price: $8.38
SKU: 589319

First-day Cover (set of 2)

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Original Purchase Price: $1.86
SKU: 589316

First-day Cancelled Full Sheet

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Original Purchase Price: $8.38
SKU: 589318

Digital Color Postmark (set of 2)

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Original Purchase Price: $3.28
SKU: 589321

Ceremony Program (2 Stamps, 2 Cancels)

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Original Purchase Price: $6.95
SKU: 589330

Keepsake With Digital Color Postmark (set of 2)

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Original Purchase Price: $9.95
SKU: 589310

Stamp Deck Card

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Original Purchase Price: $0.95
SKU: 589331

Stamp Deck Card With Digital Color Postmark (2 Stamps, 2 Cancels)

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Original Purchase Price: $2.98
SKU: 589332

Folio

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Original Purchase Price: $16.95
SKU: 589327

Framed Art

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Original Purchase Price: $39.95
SKU: 589324

About Stamp

On April 9, 2015, in Appomattox, VA, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Civil War: 1865 (Forever® priced at 49 cents) commemorative se-tenant First-Class Mail® stamp pair in two designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) souvenir sheet of 12 stamps. The stamps will go on sale nationwide April 9, 2015. The U.S. Postal Service concludes its commem­oration of the 150th anniversary of The Civil War with this souvenir sheet, which includes two new stamps.

The Civil War (1861-1865), the most wrenching chapter in American history, claimed the lives of more than 620,000 soldiers and brought vast changes to the country. The Postal Service™ concludes its commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the war by issuing a souvenir sheet with two new stamp designs for 2015.

One stamp depicts the Battle of Five Forks, near Petersburg, Virginia, on April 1, 1865. The other stamp depicts Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9.

Art director Phil Jordan selected historic paintings for the stamp designs. The Battle of Five Forks stamp is a reproduction of a painting, circa 1885, by French artist Paul Dominique Philippoteaux. The Appomattox Court House stamp is a reproduction of the 1895 painting “Peace in Union” by Thomas Nast, depicting Robert E. Lee’s surrender.

For the background image on the souvenir sheet, Jordan used a photograph of a number of Federal rifles stacked in the vicinity of Petersburg, Virginia, during the siege.

The 12-stamp souvenir sheet includes comments on the war by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, and Union General Joshua L. Chamberlain. It also includes lines parodying the lyrics of Patrick S. Gilmore’s famous Civil War song, “When Johnny Comes Marching Home.”

The Battle of Five Forks and the Appomattox Court House stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps. These Forever® stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.

Colors

Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Warm Grey6, Warm Grey 10, PMS 193 Red, PMS 072 Blue

Creators

Designer: Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA.
Art Director: Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA.
Typographer: Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA.
Modeler: Donald Woo.

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Reference

USPS Postal Bulletin 22410. Copyright: USPS.

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