C355 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812

Issue Date: August 19, 2012

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On August 19, 2012, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issued a stunning new souvenir sheet commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 and the "Old Ironsides" naval battle. The USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned vessel in the U.S. Navy and the world, nearly as old as the document for which George Washington and the U.S. Congress named her. The 202-foot, 2,200-ton warship, bristling with 44 cannon, slipped down the ways in Boston Harbor on October 21, 1797. During the War of 1812 she gained renown for her victory over HMS Guerriere, elevating the United States to the rank of a first-class world power. According to legend, the ship earned the nickname "Old Ironsides" when a crew member, observing shot bouncing off her oak hull, sang out, "Her sides are made of iron!" The Constitution and her sister ships were, in fact, the stealth weapons of their era: the largest, fastest and best protected frigates afloat.

TECHNICAL DATA

  • Issue: 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812
  • Face Value: 1 x $4.95
  • Issue Date: August 19, 2012
  • Issue Place: Majuro
  • Artist: Chris Calle
  • Printing Process: Cyan, black, magenta, and yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper
  • Printer: Pioneer Pringing, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A.
  • Souvenir Sheet Format: Vertical
  • Stamps per Sheet: 1
  • Number of Designs per Souvenir Sheet: 1
  • Overall Size of Souvenir Sheet: 133mm x 70mm
  • Size of Stamp: 50mm x 47mm
  • Issue Number: C355
  • 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$ 4.95 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812

    What is Available for you to Order

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    Item Description Withdrawal Date Stock
    Number (SKU)
    Express
    Shopping
    US$ Price
    Souvenir Sheet None 4671724
    $7.68
    First Day Cover None 4673123
    $9.23

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