Arago: Battle of White Plains Issue

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Battle of White Plains Issue

This red 2-cent stamp commemorated the Battle of White Plains, New York, which occurred on October 28, 1777. The stamp was issued on October 18, 1926. Its design was inspired by E.L. Ward's painting 'Alexander Hamilton's Battery'. The artwork shows a four-man Continental gun crew with cannon and ammunition.

In addition to the usual sheets of four hundred, cut into panes of one hundred for post office sales, the stamp was also issued in sheets of twenty-five inscribed in the selvage for the International Philatelic Exhibition in New York (USA Scott 630). These souvenir sheets were actually printed on site at the exhibition on a flat plate press set up for the occasion.


Additional Records
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  • 2c Battle of  White Plains Sesquicentenary Hamilton's Battery single
  • 2c Alexander Hamilton's Battery block of twenty
  • 2c Alexander Hamilton's Battery, Battle of White Plains plate proof
  • 2c Battle of  White Plains Sesquicentenary approved large die proof
  • 2c Battle of  White Plains Sesquicentenary top plate block of six
  • 3c Battle of  White Plains Sesquicentenary artist's drawing
  • 3c Battle of  White Plains Sesquicentenary artist's drawing
  • 2c Battle of White Plains plate proof
  • 2c Battle of White Plains sheet of twenty-five
  • 2c International Philatelic Exhibition souvenir sheet
  • 2c International Philatelic Exhibition White Plains souvenir sheet
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