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Patriotic American poster stamp

Object | Accession Number: 2018.233.6

Patriotic poster stamp featuring a red, white, and blue shield. Poster stamps were collectable stamps, slightly larger than postage stamps, with designs similar to posters. Although they were not valid for postage, poster stamps could be affixed to letters and envelopes as a means for fundraising, propaganda, and educational purposes. The shield on the stamp appears to be modeled after the shield on the Great Seal of the United States, though there are some key differences. The shield consists of seven red and six white vertical stripes, representing the original thirteen states. This appears to be inverted, the Seal’s shield has seven white and six red stripes. The stripes support the upper, blue section of the shield, which represents the federal government that unites the states as it unites the stripes. The Seal’s shield typically does not hold stars, although certain derivatives do.

Alternate Title
God Bless America
Date
undated: 
Geography
distribution: United States
Language
English
Classification
Posters
Category
War Propaganda
Object Type
Poster stamps (lcsh)
Genre/Form
Stamps.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Forrest James Robinson, Jr.
 
Record last modified: 2020-08-27 12:57:42
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