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2 1/2-cent Bunker Hill Monument & Massachusetts Flag

2.5c Bunker Hill Monument single

Scott Catalogue USA: 1034
Description:

This Liberty Issue stamp commemorates the Battle of Bunker Hill, a battle that took place during the American Revolutionary War. Contrary to the name, the battle mainly took place on the adjacent Breed’s Hill in Charlestown, Massachusetts. The American forces fought to fortify and maintain the hills outside of Boston. The British forces won the battle, but suffered significant casualties. The stamp features an image of the Bunker Hill Monument, as well as the Massachusetts Flag of 1776.

United States; Massachusetts; Great Britain; Boston; American Revolutionary War; battle; war; military; flag; monument; obelisk

Date:
June 17, 1959
Medium:
paper; ink (gray blue); adhesive / engraving
Museum ID:
1980.2493.5081
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place:
Massachusetts

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