Arago: Battle of New Orleans Issue

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Battle of New Orleans Issue

This 5-cent Battle of New Orleans commemorative postage stamp was first placed on sale through the New Orleans, Louisiana, post office on January 8, 1965.

Designed by Robert J. Jones, the stamp portrays General Andrew Jackson leading his forces into battle against the troops of Sir Edward Pakenham. Also included in the design is a reproduction of the Battle of New Orleans Sesquicentennial medal, which emphasized the 150 years of unbroken peace between England and the United States.

This stamp was printed on the Giori press and issued in panes of fifty stamps each. An initial printing of 120 million stamps was authorized.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (December 17, 1964).


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