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1992 "1942: Into the Battle" Souvenir Sheet

1992 "1942: Into the Battle" Souvenir Sheet


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US #2697a-j - 1992 "1942: Into the Battle" Souvenir Sheet

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of World War II

Stamp Details:

  • Set: World War II
  • Value: $2.90 (equivalent to ten 29¢ First Class Mail Rate stamps)
  • First Day of Issue: August 17, 1992
  • First Day City: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Quantity Issued: 12,000,000 sheetlets
  • Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
  • Printing Method: Offset/intaglio
  • Format: Sheetlets of 10 stamps, arranged in two strips of 5 with a world map between
  • Perforations: 11

Reason for Issue: This souvenir sheet commemorates the 50th anniversary of World War II, honoring the pivotal events and contributions of American forces during this historic conflict. It is part of a series of five sheetlets issued over five years, each highlighting significant moments from America's involvement in the war.

Design and Significance: Crafted by artist William Bond and art director Howard Paine, these stamps capture key events of 1942, including battles, wartime rationing, and the mobilization of women in the workforce. The inclusion of the world map provides context for these events, underscoring the global scale of the conflict and the interconnectedness of nations.

Special Design Details: In this sheet, the year "1942" is prominently featured on each individual stamp, enhancing clarity and historical context. Additionally, explanatory text on the map, such as "Red areas controlled by enemy," provides informative insights into the geopolitical dynamics of the time.

First Day Ceremony: The First Day of Issue ceremony took place at the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States in Indianapolis, Indiana, paying tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of wartime veterans.

Historical Significance: From the daring Doolittle Raid over Tokyo to the decisive Battle of Midway, each stamp commemorates a pivotal moment in the war effort, highlighting the courage and resilience of Allied forces. These events symbolize the triumph of freedom over tyranny and serve as a testament to the sacrifices made in the pursuit of peace and justice.

Collect Your Piece of History: Don't miss this opportunity to own a piece of World War II history. Whether you're a seasoned philatelist or a history enthusiast, this souvenir sheet offers a poignant reminder of the sacrifices and triumphs of those who served during this defining chapter in human history. Add it to your collection today and honor the legacy of the Greatest Generation.

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