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Gold Star Mothers Issue

3c Gold Star Mothers single

Scott Catalogue USA: 969
Description:

This Gold Star Mothers Issue stamp features a gold star on a palm frond. It was issued to honor the mother of deceased members of the United States armed forces. The Gold Star Mothers Club was formed after World War One. The name comes from the custom of families of military personnel to hang up a Service Flag in their window: living service members were represented by a blue star, while those who had lost their lives were represented by a gold stars.

United States; military; mother; family; war; life; death; First World War; World War One

Date:
September 21, 1948
Medium:
paper; ink (orange yellow); adhesive / engraving
Museum ID:
1980.2493.4049
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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