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1992 1942: Into the Battle Commemorative Sheet

1992 1942: Into the Battle Commemorative Sheet

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1992 1942: Into the Battle Commemorative Sheet

Relive the pivotal moments of World War II with our exclusive commemorative sheetlet, honoring the 50th anniversary of this historic conflict. Featuring 10 meticulously crafted stamps and a detailed world map, this collector's item pays tribute to the courage and sacrifice of those who fought and served during this tumultuous era.

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 sheetlet commemorates the 50th anniversary of World War II, serving as a poignant reminder of the global conflict that shaped the course of history. It is the second in a series of five sheetlets issued over five years, each highlighting significant events of America's involvement in the war.

Design and Significance: Crafted by artist William Bond and art director Howard Paine, the stamps feature iconic images and events from the year 1942, including pivotal battles, wartime rationing, and the contributions of women to the war effort. The inclusion of the world map provides context for these events, illustrating the global scale of the conflict.

Special Design Details: Each stamp is adorned with the year "1942," ensuring clarity and recognition of the historical significance of the depicted events. The addition of explanatory text on the map, such as "Red areas controlled by enemy," enhances the educational value of the sheetlet, providing insight into the geopolitical landscape of the time.

First Day Ceremony: The First Day of Issue ceremony was held at the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States in Indianapolis, Indiana, honoring the bravery and service of those who fought in World War II.

About the World War II Series: This sheetlet is part of a larger series dedicated to commemorating key events and contributions during America's involvement in World War II. By highlighting significant moments from each year of the conflict, the series pays tribute to the resilience and determination of the Allied forces.

Historical Significance: From the daring Doolittle Raid over Tokyo to the decisive Battle of Midway, each stamp captures a pivotal moment in the war effort, showcasing the courage and sacrifices made by servicemen and women on all fronts. The sheetlet serves as a poignant reminder of the human cost of war and the triumph of Allied resolve in the face of adversity.

Collect Your Piece of History: Don't miss this opportunity to own a piece of World War II history. Whether you're a seasoned collector or a history enthusiast, our commemorative sheetlet offers a unique glimpse into the events that shaped the course of the 20th century. Add it to your collection today and honor the legacy of those who served and sacrificed during this defining chapter in global history.

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