1942 Win The War Victory Plate Block of 4 3c Postage Stamps - MNH, OG - Sc# 905

1942 Win The War Victory Plate Block of 4 3c Postage Stamps - MNH, OG - Sc# 905

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1942 Win The War Victory Plate Block of 4 3c Postage Stamps - MNH, OG - Sc# 905

Issued on July 4, 1942 to bolster support of the war effort. Surprisingly, when the stamp was issued, it received negative criticism. The problem with the design lay in the direction of the eagle's gaze and arrows. Historically, depictions of the American eagle in wartime pictured the eagle facing the same direction his arrows pointed, so that both the eagle and weapons are directed toward their objectives. Some have speculated that President Roosevelt realized this, and deliberately accepted the printed design, so that the weapons point toward the enemy while the eagle looks the other way, toward peace. (Scott #905)

 

These are real USPS postage stamps that are accepted by the USA Postal Service as payment for mail posted in the USA however the total rates on the stamps posted must equal or exceed the current appropriate postal mailing rate or extra postage must be paid.

 

The stamp set shown in the picture is a stock photo and is likely not a picture of the exact stamp set you will receive and it may differ in plate number and/or orientation. However the item you will receive will be similar including having a plate number (if one is present in the photos) and the same number of stamps. Stamps titled as MNH, OG will have no significant creases or unnatural gum disturbances unless otherwise noted.