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Antietam - September 17, 1862

Civil War Sesquicentennial

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue April 24, 2012
Year 2012
Quantity 15,000,000
Denomination
First-Class Forever Commemorative
Denomination Value $0.45
Perforation or Dimension 2.1405 x 1.1978 in./54.37 x 30.42 mm
Series Civil War Sesquicentennial
Series Time Span 2011 - 2015
Issue Location New Orleans, LA 70113
Postal Administration United States

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Souvenir Sheet of 12 (2 Designs)

Quantity Produced - 2,500,000
Original Purchase Price: $5.40
SKU: 577000
Dimension: 8.88 x 6.75 in./225.55 x 171.45 mm
Printer: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
Printed at: Williamsville, NY
Printing Process: Offset
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Nonphosphored, Type III, Block Tag
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SKU: 577064
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SKU: 577084
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SKU: 577063
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SKU: 577068
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SKU: 577091
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SKU: 577094
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Folio Year 1862

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About Stamp

On April 24, 2012, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Postal Service™ will issue a The Civil War: 1862 (Forever® priced at 45 cents) commemorative se-tenant pair (two designs) in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) souvenir sheet of 12 stamps. The stamp will go on sale nationwide April 24, 2012.

The Civil War (1861-1865), the most profound conflict in American history, claimed the lives of more than 620,000 soldiers. Continuing its commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the war, the Postal Service is issuing a souvenir sheet of two stamp designs for 2012.

One stamp depicts the Battle of New Orleans, which was marked on April 24, 1862, by the heroics of Flag Officer David G. Farragut, soon to become the U.S. Navy’s first full admiral.

The other stamp depicts the Battle of Antietam, Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s invasion of the North that resulted in the bloodiest day of the war on September 17, 1862.

Art director Phil Jordan created the stamps using iconic images of the battles. The Battle of New Orleans stamp is a reproduction of an 1862 colored lithograph by Currier & Ives titled “The Splendid Naval Triumph on the Mississippi, April 24th, 1862.” It depicts Admiral David G. Farragut’s fleet passing Forts Jackson and St. Phillip on the way toward New Orleans.

The Battle of Antietam stamp is a reproduction of an 1887 painting by Thure de Thulstrup. The painting was one of a series of popular prints commissioned in the 1880s by Boston publisher Louis Prang & Co. to commemorate the Civil War.

The background image on the souvenir sheet is a photograph of Union soldiers in the vicinity of Fair Oaks, Virginia, circa June 1862.

The souvenir sheet includes comments on the war by David G. Farragut, James C. Steele, Walt Whitman, and the New York Times. It also includes some of Charles Carroll Sawyer’s lyrics from the popular 1862 song “Weeping, Sad and Lonely,” or “When This Cruel War Is Over” (music composed by Henry Tucker).

The Battle of New Orleans and Battle of Antietam stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate.

Creators

Designer: Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA.
Art Director: Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA.
Typographer: Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA.
Modeler: Joseph Sheeran.

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Reference

USPS Postal Bulletin 22333. Copyright: USPS.

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