In 2012 we will celebrate the bicentennial of the War of 1812. This is a lovely stamp...but all I can think of is the trivia question (probably from trivial pursuits genius edition of 1964....ask about it sometime) How long did the War of 1812 last? The answer is two and a half years. I am not sure why that has stuck with me all this time...but hey..at least I can remember some things right?
The stamp is of the USS Constitution. I had the pleasure of touring the Constitution the last time I was visiting my brother in Boston. I am thinking that perhaps I need to schedule my next trip around the time the stamp releases...what do you think? On a slight aside, if you have never toured the Constitution..it is pretty tight security. They check IDs and stamp you hand. They even check your bags before getting on the ship.
One of the most important things to note about the War of 1812 is that Francis Scott Key actually penned the Star Spangled Banner during they war. Hows that for more trivia for you? (Ok..I admit it..I didn't make that connection until I read it on Beyond the Perf.)