New postal stamps commemorate Ft. Sumter, First Manassas
Collectors of all things Civil War will be very happy with two new stamps that the U.S. Postal Service will issue on April 12. One commemorates Fort Sumter with a brilliantly colored reproduction of a Currier & Ives lithograph showing blue water, orange flames and black smoke billowing from the fort. The other uses more subtle colors in depicting fighting at First Manassas and is taken from a 1964 painting by Sidney E. King.
These two are the beginning of a series of stamps commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, according to the Postal Service. A souvenir sheet of two stamps will be issued each year through 2015.
The Civil War commemorative stamps are the “forever” variety.
| December 30, 2010; 12:25 PM ET
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