C353 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War

Issue Date: July 25, 2012

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On July 25, 2012, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issued five new stamps commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War. The American Civil War resulted in the preservation of the Union, the end of slavery, the devastation of the Southern economy and the loss of over 600,000 American lives. Secretary of State William H. Seward, serving under President Abraham Lincoln, referred to the war as "the irrepressible conflict," an inevitable clash between vastly different philosophies and ways of life. Heroes were born and legends were forged in the great battles of The War Between the States. This 2012 Marshall Islands stamp issue features reproductions of five United States postage stamps issued from 1961 to 1965 to commemorate the war's centennial. Each stamp pays tribute to one of its most famous battles: Fort Sumter (1861), Shiloh (1862), Gettysburg (1863), The Wilderness (1864) and Appomattox (1865).

TECHNICAL DATA

  • Issue: 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War
  • Face Value: 5 x .45¢
  • Issue Date: July 25, 2012
  • Issue Place: Majuro
  • Original Artwork: Chris Calle
  • Printing Process: Black, cyan, magenta, yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper < li> Printer: Pioneer Printing, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A.
  • Stamp Format: 4 Horzontal, 1 Vertical
  • Stamps Per Sheet: 5
  • Designs per Sheet: 5
  • Overall Sheet Size: 133 mm x 70mm
  • Size of Stamps: 4 at 25mm x 34mm, 1 at 50mm x 47mm
  • Issue Number: C353
  • Stamp Numbers:
    (5-1) 1861 Fort Sumter
    (5-2) 1862 Shiloh
    (5-3) 1863 Gettysburg
    (5-4) 1864 The Wilderness
    (5-5) 1865 Appomattox
  • Withdrawal Date: While supplies last.

    Stamp designs ©2012 Marshall Islands Postal Service Authority. All rights reserved.


    Stamps in this Issue

    Currency Face Value Stamp Description
    US$ 2.25 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War
    US$ .45 1861 Fort Sumter
    US$ .45 1862 Shiloh
    US$ .45 1863 Gettysburg
    US$ .45 1864 The Wilderness
    US$ .45 1865 Appomattox

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    Item Description Withdrawal Date Stock
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    US$ Price
    Mint Sheetlet of 5 None 4671732
    $3.49
    First Day Cover None 4673093
    $5.04

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