1949 Union Soldier GAR Civil War Plate Block of 4 3c Postage Stamps - MNH, OG - Sc# 985
U.S. #985 1949 3 Grand Army of the Republic Issue Date: August 29, 1949 City: Indianapolis, Indiana Quantity: 117,020,000 . Color: Bright rose carmine U.S. #985 was issued to commemorate the last gathering of the Grand Army of the Republic. The stamp was released on August 29, 1949 - one day after the last Encampment (the 83rd) began in Indianapolis. Only 16 members were still alive, with six present at the meeting. At the final campfire, the colors (flag) of the G.A.R were retired for the last time, and a Marine Band bugler played "Taps."
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.