Fill the Gaps in Your Collection with the 1926-27 Commemorative Year Set
Contents: YS1926-27 (627-29, 643-44) 5 Stamps
With one easy order, you can get all five commemoratives of 1926-27 – you’ll save time and money.
Independence Sesquicentennial – Issued in conjunction with the Sesquicentennial Exposition held in Philadelphia, this stamp celebrates 150 years of independence. Although freedom was not actually won until Cornwallis’ surrender in 1783, America dates her independence from the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
Ericsson Memorial – In honor of John Ericsson, the Swedish-born builder of the ironclad turret ship Monitor. The battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac during the Civil War was the first between two ironclad ships. This stamp was issued in connection with the unveiling of Ericsson’s statue by the Crown Prince of Sweden at Washington, D.C.
Battle of White Plains – Commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Battle of White Plains, in which Lord Howe confronted George Washington. The British suffered 300 casualties to 200 American casualties, but Howe gained strategic ground. While Howe waited for reinforcements, Washington withdrew without being noticed.
Vermont Sesquicentennial – Celebrates the 150th anniversary of the independence of Vermont and the Battle of Bennington. For 18 years, Vermont governed itself as an independent state with its own constitution. It was not until March 1791 that it was recognized by the Congress of the United States and admitted to the Union as the 14th state.
Burgoyne Campaign – In 1777, British Lt. General John Burgoyne marched his forces into New York. The Americans contested his advance at the Battles of Fort Stanwix, Oriskany, and Bennington. Finally, at the Battle of Saratoga, Burgoyne was forced to surrender to the patriots.
Make this history part of your collection with the 1926-27 Commemorative Year Set – order yours now.