Tuesday, August 23, 2011

War of 1812: USS Constitution Postage Stamp to be Issued in 2012

With this stamp, the U.S. Postal Service commemorates the bicentennial of the War of 1812, a two-and-a-half year conflict with Great Britain that many Americans later came to view as the nation’s “Second War of Independence.”

For the stamp design, the Postal Service selected a long-admired painting of the famed USS Constitution by Michele Felice Cornè, circa 1803.

Constitution acquired the nickname “Old Ironsides” during a victorious battle with a ship of the Royal Navy at the beginning of the War of 1812.

The majestic warship — which is today docked at . . .

Read more at: beyondtheperf.com


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