#1153 – 1960 4c 50-Star Flag

Condition
Price
Qty
- Mint Stamp(s)
Ships in 1 business day. i$0.50
$0.50
- Used Single Stamp(s)
Ships in 1 business day. i$0.20
$0.20
5 More - Click Here
Mounts - Click Here
Condition
Price
Qty
- MM50230x45mm 50 Vertical Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1 business day. i
$3.50
$3.50
- MM420330x45mm 50 Vertical Clear Bottom-Weld Mounts
Ships in 1 business day. i
$3.50
$3.50
U.S. #1153
1960 4¢ 50-Star U.S. Flag
 
Issue Date: July 4, 1960
City: Honolulu, Hawaii
Quantity: 153,025,000
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Giori Press
Perforations:  11
Color: Dark blue and red
 
The last star of the current U.S. flag was added on July 4, 1960, to symbolize Hawaii’s admission as the 50th state. This stamp marks the first time a 50-star flag is pictured on a U.S. stamp.
 
The 50-Star Flag Marks Hawaii’s Admission to the Union
When Hawaii became the 50th state to join the Union on August 21, 1959, the nation’s flag needed to be updated from 49 to 50 stars. The person credited with creating our current 50-star flag’s design is Robert Heft of Ohio. Heft was a student when he created the design for a school project. His teacher gave him a “B minus” for his efforts, but promised a higher grade if Heft could get Congress to accept his design. He succeeded. Heft’s original, hand-sewn flag has flown over the White House during five different administrations, every state capital building, and over 88 U.S. embassies. Heft was offered up to $350,000 for the flag, but never sold it.
Read More - Click Here


  • Confederate Stamp Club Introductory Offer Join Mystic's Confederate Stamp Club and Save 30%

    Collect stamps over 155 years old issued by the short-lived Confederate States of America.  When the Union shut down the mail service to the South, the Confederate States had no choice but to print their own postage stamps.  The resulting stamps are full of interesting philatelic history!

    $13.95
    BUY NOW
  • 450 Black Mounts, Split-back, containing one pack each of MM501 through MM509 450 Archival-Quality Mystic Mounts

    Mystic mounts are the best way to keep your stamps safe and looking great for years to come.  Stamps are held securely in place against a black background – making the colors "pop" and adding definition to perforations.  With this mount package you'll get 50 split-back mounts of each size collectors most commonly use.

    $29.50
    BUY NOW
  • US Stamp Starter Kit Give Your Grandchildren the Gift of Stamp Collecting

    This is a great album to start with because it pictures U.S. stamps that are easy to find and buy.  As a bonus, we’ll include 100 used U.S. stamps, 1,000 hinges for attaching stamps in their album, and Mystic’s Guide to Stamp Collecting – all for FREE.  It’s a terrific value.

    $14.95
    BUY NOW

U.S. #1153
1960 4¢ 50-Star U.S. Flag
 
Issue Date: July 4, 1960
City: Honolulu, Hawaii
Quantity: 153,025,000
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Giori Press
Perforations:  11
Color: Dark blue and red
 
The last star of the current U.S. flag was added on July 4, 1960, to symbolize Hawaii’s admission as the 50th state. This stamp marks the first time a 50-star flag is pictured on a U.S. stamp.
 
The 50-Star Flag Marks Hawaii’s Admission to the Union
When Hawaii became the 50th state to join the Union on August 21, 1959, the nation’s flag needed to be updated from 49 to 50 stars. The person credited with creating our current 50-star flag’s design is Robert Heft of Ohio. Heft was a student when he created the design for a school project. His teacher gave him a “B minus” for his efforts, but promised a higher grade if Heft could get Congress to accept his design. He succeeded. Heft’s original, hand-sewn flag has flown over the White House during five different administrations, every state capital building, and over 88 U.S. embassies. Heft was offered up to $350,000 for the flag, but never sold it.