Arago: 1965 Civil War Centennial Issue

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1965 Civil War Centennial Issue

The 5-cent Appomattox commemorative stamp, the fifth and final in the series marking the Civil War Centennial, was placed on sale through the Appomattox, Virginia, post office on April 9, 1965.

Designed by Leonard Fellman, the stamp features a silhouette of a soldier and stacked rifles against a blue and gray background. Above the image is the wording "Civil War Centennial," "Appomattox," and "With Malice Toward Noneā€¦"

The stamp was printed on the Giori press and issued in panes of fifty stamps each. An initial printing of 115 million stamps was authorized.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (March 4, 1965).


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