Arago: Vermont Sesquicentennial Issue

Vermont Sesquicentennial Issue

The red 2-cent Vermont Sesquicentennial stamp, issued on August 3, 1927, celebrated the 150th anniversaries of the Battle of Bennington (August 16, 1777) and the independence of Vermont. The British General John Burgoyne's forces were turned back at Bennington by a contingent of Green Mountain Boys. The stamp depicts a Green Mountain Boy dressed in buckskin and leaning on his rifle. Vermont was not one of the thirteen original states. It was actually an independent entity at the time.

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