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10-cent Joseph W. Stilwell

The Postal Service issued a 10-cent Joseph W. Stilwell definitive stamp in Providence, Rhode Island, on August 24, 2000. The stamp, designed by Richard Sheaff of Scottsdale, Arizona, and illustrated by Mark Summers of Waterdown, Ontario, went on sale nationwide August 25, 2000.

General Joseph W. "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell (1883-1946) was the senior American military commander in the China—Burma—India theater during World War II. He also served as chief of staff to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek and as deputy supreme commander of the newly formed South East Asia Command.

In the offset/intaglio process, 100 million stamps were printed by Banknote Corporation of America, Inc.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (July 13, 2000).


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