1992 1942 WW2 Into the Battle Sheet Of 10 29c Postage Stamps -Sc# 2697 - MNH, OG - CW262
On August 17 1992 in Indianpolis IN, the USPS issued its second commemorative sheet marking the 50th anniversary of World War II. Following the chronology of the war, the 10 stamps recall key events that took place in America's second year as a participant in the war. A map entitled "1942: Into the Battle" uses text, arrows, and color shading to pinpoint the war's theaters of operations and historical World War II events, such as the Battle of Midway, the landing of Allied troops in North Africa, and the Battle of the Coral Sea. Three more sheets are scheduled to appear in the upcoming years to correspond with the war years of 1943 through 1945. Comprehensive planning for these unique and historical sheets began in 1984 with the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, an independent group which recommends stamp subjects. A Joint Service Stamp Committee comprised of military historians from the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps was later added. Together, these two groups chose the significant events from that time period to give the most accurate view of how the war affected American life, as well as the rest of the world.
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 in that 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.