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Purple Heart Medal Stamps 2019

Purple Heart Medal Stamps 2019
Purple Heart Medal Stamps 2019
Purple Heart Medal Stamps 2019
Purple Heart Medal Stamps 2019
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Purple Heart Medal Stamps 2019
Purple Heart Medal Stamps 2019
Purple Heart Medal Stamps 2019
Purple Heart Medal Stamps 2019
Purple Heart Medal Stamps 2019
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  • Model PHLM19S456
  • SKU: 120704

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The U.S. Postal Service® continues to honor the sacrifices of the men and women who serve in the U.S. military with the issuance of the Purple Heart Medal Stamp 2019 stamp that depicts the medal suspended from its purple and white ribbon.

The Purple Heart is awarded in the name of the president of the United States to members of the U.S. military who have been wounded or killed in action. According to the Military Order of the Purple Heart, an organization for combat-wounded veterans, the medal is "the oldest military decoration in the world in present use and the first award made available to a common soldier."

Established by General George Washington during the Revolutionary War, the badge of distinction for meritorious action—a heart made of purple cloth—was discontinued after the war. In 1932, on the 200th anniversary of Washington’s birth, the decoration was reinstated and redesigned as a purple heart of metal bordered by gold, suspended from a purple and white ribbon. In the center of the medal is a profile bust of George Washington beneath his family coat of arms.

The Purple Heart Medal 2019 stamp is a redesign of the 2012 Purple Heart Medal stamp and features a purple border matching the brilliant purple of the medal and its ribbon. Ira Wexler photographed the medal. William J. Gicker served as art director with Bryan Duefrene as designer.

The Purple Heart Medal 2019 stamp is being issued as a Forever® stamp. This Forever stamp will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce rate.

Issue:Purple Heart Medal 2019 Stamp
Item Number:120700
Denomination & Type of Issue:First-Class Mail Forever
Format:Pane of 20 (1 design)
Issue Date & City:October 2019, Noblesville, IN 46060
Art Director:William J. Gicker, Washington, DC
Designer:Bryan Duefrene, Washington, DC
Typographer:Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA
Photographer:Ira Wexler, Braddock Heights, MD
Modeler:Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn
Manufacturing Process:Offset, Microprint
Printer:Banknote Corporation of America
Press Type:Alprinta 74
Stamps per Pane:20
Print Quantity:400,000,000 stamps
Paper Type:Phosphor Tagged Paper, Block Tagged
Adhesive Type:Pressure-sensitive
Processed at:Banknote Corporation of America
Colors:Pantone 266, Pantone 1805, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black
Stamp Orientation:Vertical
Image Area (w x h):0.73 x 0.84 in/18.542 x 21.336 mm
Overall Size (w x h):0.87 x 0.98 in/22.098 x 24.892 mm
Full Pane Size (w x h):5.3 x 4.88 in/134.62 x 123.952 mm
Plate Size:400 stamps per revolution
Plate Numbers:“B” followed by six (6) single digits
Marginal Markings:
Front:Header: Purple Heart: The Medal for the Combat Wounded • Plate numbers in four corners
Back:©2019 USPS • USPS logo • Two barcodes (120700) • Plate position diagram • Promotional text

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