#4708 – 2012 First-Class Forever Stamp - Flag and "Equality" (Ashton Potter)

Condition
Price
Qty
- Mint Stamp(s)
Ships in 1-2 business days.i$4.00FREE with 1,020 points!
$4.00
- Used Single Stamp(s)
Ships in 1-2 business days.i$3.50
$3.50
1 More - Click Here
Mounts - Click Here
Condition
Price
Qty
- MM637215x32mm 25 Horizontal Strip Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$7.95
$7.95
- MM217028x32mm 50 Vertical Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$3.50
$3.50
- MM420628x32mm 50 Vertical Clear Bottom-Weld Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$3.50
$3.50
U.S. #4708
2012 45¢ Equality
Four Flags
 
Issue Date: September 14, 2012
City:
Washington, DC
Quantity: 85,500,000
Printed By: Ashton Potter
Printing Method: Offset
Perforations: Die Cut 11 ¼ X 10 ¾
Color: Multicolored
 
Arthur MacArthur was an 18-year-old first lieutenant fighting with the 24th Wisconsin Infantry in Tennessee during the Civil War. The soldiers in his company chose to attack a Confederate stronghold against all odds of winning.
 
The Confederate Army had control of Missionary Ridge and was overpowering the Union troops below. MacArthur and his company were instructed to attack the center line as a distraction. When their mission was complete, they did not pull back as expected. Instead, they rushed the slope. 
 
After two flag bearers were killed, MacArthur raised the banner himself. With a shout of “On Wisconsin!” he surged up the hill and planted the flag at the top. The sight of the ragged symbol gave courage to the soldiers who followed their lieutenant and captured the Ridge. 
 
When General Philip H. Sheridan heard the reports of MacArthur’s bravery, he told the 24th Wisconsin to “Take care of him. He has just won the Medal of Honor.” Arthur was awarded the rank of major, then became the youngest colonel in the Union Army within a few months, at the age of 19.
 
On the battlefield, bravery is not a product of age or experience. Arthur MacArthur’s gallant fight for his flag showed he was equal to the task despite his youth.

 

Read More - Click Here


  • Latvia Map Stamps - Imperforate block of 16 with map on reverse, one imperforate single plus FREE album page and mounts Latvia Map Stamps

    Own rare World War I stamp artifacts most collectors have never even seen.  The first stamps of Latvia – printed on German military maps over 100 years ago. Order yours today!

    $36.95
    BUY NOW
  • Legends of Baseball, Artcraft First Day Portraits, Set of 5 Legends of Baseball First Day Cover Set
    This set includes five special-edition First Day Covers featuring the 2000 Legends of Baseball US stamps. Each cover was canceled on the stamps' first day of issue and includes a large vintage photograph of the baseball player pictured on the stamp. Order yours today!
    $29.95
    BUY NOW
  • Legends of Hollywood Full Pane Cover Mix - selections may vary Legends of Hollywood Full Pan Cover Mix
    These panes are really neat – they feature additional images of each star plus a brief biography.  These full pane covers were produced in small numbers. Selections vary – let us choose five covers to add to your collection today.
    $49.95
    BUY NOW

U.S. #4708
2012 45¢ Equality
Four Flags
 
Issue Date: September 14, 2012
City:
Washington, DC
Quantity: 85,500,000
Printed By: Ashton Potter
Printing Method: Offset
Perforations: Die Cut 11 ¼ X 10 ¾
Color: Multicolored
 
Arthur MacArthur was an 18-year-old first lieutenant fighting with the 24th Wisconsin Infantry in Tennessee during the Civil War. The soldiers in his company chose to attack a Confederate stronghold against all odds of winning.
 
The Confederate Army had control of Missionary Ridge and was overpowering the Union troops below. MacArthur and his company were instructed to attack the center line as a distraction. When their mission was complete, they did not pull back as expected. Instead, they rushed the slope. 
 
After two flag bearers were killed, MacArthur raised the banner himself. With a shout of “On Wisconsin!” he surged up the hill and planted the flag at the top. The sight of the ragged symbol gave courage to the soldiers who followed their lieutenant and captured the Ridge. 
 
When General Philip H. Sheridan heard the reports of MacArthur’s bravery, he told the 24th Wisconsin to “Take care of him. He has just won the Medal of Honor.” Arthur was awarded the rank of major, then became the youngest colonel in the Union Army within a few months, at the age of 19.
 
On the battlefield, bravery is not a product of age or experience. Arthur MacArthur’s gallant fight for his flag showed he was equal to the task despite his youth.