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Abraham Lincoln on Stamps – The Bicentennial Issues of 2009

Stamps honoring the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln were issued by the United States Postal Service on 9 February 2009. The stamps were issued in four designs, each showing a scene from Lincoln’s life and career along with a larger portrait of Lincoln at either the left or right side of the […]

The Civil War: A Collection of U.S. Commemorative Stamps

A book entitled, The Civil War:  A Collection of U.S. Commemorative Stamps, was published in 1995 in cooperation with the U. S. Postal Service, as a companion to the issuance of a sheetlet of 20 stamps recognizing sixteen individuals and four events of the Civil War. The Civil War sheetlet was designed by Mark Hess.   […]

Abraham Lincoln on Stamps – From the Sesquicentennial to the Bicentennial of His Birth

The last post discussing the commemorative stamps of the United States that honored Abraham Lincoln featured the 1959 stamp set issued in recognition of the Sesquicentennial of his birth.  See: Abraham Lincoln on Stamps – The Sesquicentennial Issues of 1959. In 1960, a special stamp was issued to meet the international air mail postage rate […]

Commemorative Postage Stamps for the Civil War Centennial, 1861-1865 to 1961-1965

During the Centennial of the Civil War, which took place during the years 1961 to 1965, the United States Post Office issued a set of five stamps, one in each year, to commemorate five significant events of the war years. The first stamp issued was on 12 April 1861 in recognition of the firing on […]

February 2013 Posts

A listing of the February 2013 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: Rev. Lewis D. Steckel – Reformed Minister of Lykens Frederick W. Yingst – Carpet Dealer of Harrisburg Dr. Jacob W. Shope – Physician of Halifax and Harrisburg Rev. Hugh A. Loague – Catholic Priest at Williamstown January 2013 Posts Brothers […]