#1598a – 1978 15¢ Fort McHenry Flag

 
U.S. #1598a
1978 15¢ Fort McHenry Flag
Americana Series Booklet Pane
 
Issue Date: June 30, 1978
City: Baltimore, MD
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Engraved
Perforation: 11 x 10 ½
Color: Gray, dark blue and red
 
On September 13, 1814, Francis Scott Key watched from the Chesapeake Bay as the British bombarded Fort McHenry. In the “dawn’s early light” of the next morning, he saw the American flag still flying over the Fort and was inspired to write his immortal poem, “Defense of Fort McHenry.” We know it as our national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner.”
 
 
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U.S. #1598a
1978 15¢ Fort McHenry Flag
Americana Series Booklet Pane
 
Issue Date: June 30, 1978
City: Baltimore, MD
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Engraved
Perforation: 11 x 10 ½
Color: Gray, dark blue and red
 
On September 13, 1814, Francis Scott Key watched from the Chesapeake Bay as the British bombarded Fort McHenry. In the “dawn’s early light” of the next morning, he saw the American flag still flying over the Fort and was inspired to write his immortal poem, “Defense of Fort McHenry.” We know it as our national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner.”