Monday, August 29, 2011

2012 Stamp Program: Day 28

Day 28 brings us the newest Civil War stamps. The series started this year in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Two stamps are said to be released each year until 2015. Which will be the 150th anniversary of the ending of the Civil War.

The stamps above are the Battle of New Orleans and the Battle of Antietam. The first stamp was based off of an 1862 color lithograph. And the second is a reproduction of a painting from 1887.

These stamps are really neat. I already have mine from this year to save. =)

1 comment:

  1. The image shown on this new Civil War stamp is "Battle of New Orleans during War of 1812" by Thomas Sinclair painted ca. 1862-1865. There is a very similar but DIFFERENT image: "The Splendid Naval Triumph on the Mississippi, April 24, 1862" - compare the two - USPS used the wrong image.