Unused vintage Battle of Iwo Jima postage stamps from 1945 - face value is 3¢ each.
When this stamp was first proposed, some people protested because it was planned to be printed in purple and because it would picture living people – a violation of postal regulations. At the time, purple was the designated color for the 3¢ first-class letter rate, but postal authorities changed the color to Marine green. The USPS answered the other concern replying that the stamp didn’t honor specific individuals, rather it honored the fighting spirit of the Marines on Iwo Jima. Despite these early objections, the stamp went on to become the most popular US commemorative at that time.
The stamp recreated the iconic Joe Rosenthal photograph of six Marines raising the flag over Mount Suribachi on February 23, 1945. The photo would go on to win a Pulitzer Prize for Photography and is considered one of the most recognizable images from the war.
You will receive 25 total stamps - all in mint condition. Perfect for wedding envelopes, postcards, birthday invitations, scrapbooking or other crafts!
Face Value: 3 cents each
Year of Issue: 1945
All stamps are guaranteed authentic, unused, and ready for your envelopes!
Please note that stamps are separated into blocks/panes/singles to fit our rigid envelopes and keep shipping cost low. If you would like to receive your stamps as a full sheet, just message us through our Contact Form and we can arrange that for you.
Because these stamps are of a smaller denomination than the current postage rate, they can be used together or in conjunction with other vintage stamps to mail wedding invitations, party invitations, or just regular old snail mail!
3¢ Battle of Iwo Jima - Pack of 25 unused stamps from 1945
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