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Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
February 4, 2010
Description:
On February 4, 2010, in Washington, DC, the Postal Service issued a 44-cent Distinguished Sailors commemorative stamp in four designs.
The stamps, designed by Phil Jordan of Falls Church, Virginia, honor a tradition of excellence in the US Navy that began with the authorization for two warships by the Continental Congress on October 13, 1775. These stamps commemorate four sailors who served with bravery and distinction during the twentieth century: William S. Sims, Arleigh A. Burke, John McCloy, and Doris Miller.
The stamp pane identifies the four sailors, the approximate date of each photograph, and ships named in honor of each sailor. Avery Dennison printed 25 million stamps using the gravure process. The stamps were issued in a pressure-sensitive adhesive pane of twenty stamps.
Reference: Postal Bulletin (December 31, 2009)
Topic:
Military & Policing Forces  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2010.2009.38
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8d3fc8686-e7e4-45e7-b942-672a335078c8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2010.2009.38