#295//717 – 1901-32 U.S. Commemorative "2¢ Reds" - 40 stamps

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Get an Instant Collection of U.S. "2¢ Reds" Now

This is your chance to get 40 "2¢ Red" commemoratives issued by the United States from 1901-1932 in one easy, money-saving order. 
 
The US commemorative stamps from the 1901 Pan-American issue to the 1932 Arbor Day issue represent a glorious period in philatelic history.  Many beautiful and noteworthy commemoratives were produced in these years – and the special issues reached new heights in design, color, detailed engraving, and subject significance.
 
The red 2¢ commemoratives are the most popular and widely collected stamps of these issues since 2¢ was the first-class letter rate throughout the period (except for a 20-month emergency interval during World War I).
 
And now, Mystic is able to offer you 40 2¢ commemoratives from 1901-1932 – the so-called "2¢ Reds."  These collector-favorites are available in your choice of mint or used conditions.  You'll find such well-known stamps as the 1913-15 Panama-Pacific Exposition issue and such little-known (but fascinating) stamps as the 1929 Battle of Fallen Timbers issue.
 
Take this opportunity to add the popular "2¢ Reds to your collection today.
 
Order Now and You'll Receive:
 
US #295
US #324
US #329
US #367
US #368
US #370
US #371
US #372
US #373
US #398
US #402
US #549
US #615
US #618
US #620
US #627
US #629
US #643
US #644
US #645
US #646
US #647
US #649
US #651
US #654
US #655
US #656
US #657
US #680
US #681
US #682
US #683
US #688
US #689
US #690
US #702
US #703
US #707
US #716
US #717
 

Revolutionary War Sesquicentennial 

1927 2¢ Vermont Sesquicentennial
US #643 was issued in Bennington, Vermont.

On August 3, 1927, the US Post Office issued two stamps honoring significant events from the Revolutionary War in 1777.

One of the stamps is the Vermont Sesquicentennial stamp.  The stamp honors the Battle of Bennington and pictures a Green Mountain Boy.  The other stamp honors the Saratoga Campaign and pictures the surrender of General Burgoyne.  It also honors the Battle of Bennington, with an inscription on the right-hand side.

Although US #644 is called the “Burgoyne Campaign,” it commemorates several different events.  In fact, General John Burgoyne isn’t the central character in the stamp and it wasn’t originally intended to honor him, as he was a British general fighting against the revolutionaries.  The stamp pictures Burgoyne (left of center) handing his sword to General Horatio Gates of the Continental Army.  The stamp image is based on John Trumbull’s 1821 painting Surrender of General Burgoyne.

1927 2¢ Burgoyne Campaign
US #644 was issued in Rome, NY, just a few miles down the road from Mystic’s home in Camden.

The history behind the stamps…

Known as Gentleman Johnny, General Burgoyne first arrived in Quebec in May 1777, planning to take control of New York’s Hudson River and Mohawk Valley.  Commanding about 7,700 British troops, Indians, Germans, and American loyalists to Britain, Burgoyne captured Fort Ticonderoga.  But he was slowed to only one mile a day by his excessive baggage train and the American forces who had cut down trees to slow his progress.

1977 13¢ Herkimer at Oriskany
US #1722 pictures an injured General Herkimer directing his troops at the Battle of Oriskany.

The Battles of Fort Stanwix and Oriskany

On August 3, British Lieutenant Colonel Barry St. Leger began an attack on Fort Stanwix, located in present-day Rome, New York.  As the fort’s 750 men defended themselves, a group of 800 soldiers from Fort Dayton began a 30-mile trek to provide support.  However, St. Leger knew they were coming and planned an ambush on them six miles from Fort Stanwix in Oriskany, with the help of the Brits’ Native American Mohawk allies.

1901-32 U.S. Commemorative
US #295//717 – These Revolutionary War commemoratives were part of a long-running issue of 2¢ red stamps.  You can get 40 of those stamps in one convenient, money-saving order.

The ambush was devastating, resulting in 465 casualties among the colonists.  General Nicholas Herkimer himself was shot in the leg, but continued to direct the rebels in battle while propped up against a tree.  Unfortunately for him, the wound became infected, and he died following a poorly performed amputation 10 days later.  However, during the battle, messengers reached Fort Stanwix and American Lieutenant Colonel Marinus Willett led out a force of 250 men to raid the undefended British and native camp.  When the Mohawk learned of this, they withdrew from the battle to defend the camp.  In all, the British and their allies suffered only 28 casualties.  With Herkimer’s men in no shape to relieve Fort Stanwix, Benedict Arnold put together a force of 700 men to come to their aid.  As the relationship between the Native Americans and the British soured, St. Leger was forced to retreat to Quebec through Oswego, leaving him unable to meet Burgoyne at Albany in time.

1968 6¢ Historic American Flags: Bennington
US #1348 – This flag was reportedly carried by the Green Mountain Boys at the Battle of Bennington.

The Battle of Bennington

Meanwhile, Burgoyne and his men were critically low on supplies. Knowing the Continental Army stored weapons and supplies at Bennington, Vermont, Burgoyne sent a raid.  They were surprised to find more than 1,600 soldiers from New Hampshire and Vermont protecting the supplies.  More than 200 British soldiers were killed with another 700 taken prisoner.  The actual fighting in the Battle of Bennington didn’t take place in Vermont, but rather about 10 miles from Bennington in Walloomsac, NY.  However, it was fought predominantly by Vermont soldiers just west of the Vermont border.

1977 13¢ Surrender at Saratoga
US #1728 was also based on John Trumbull’s painting of Burgoyne’s surrender.
1994 $1 Surrender of Burgoyne
US #2590 was based on an unused 1869 stamp design.  The stamp may have been set aside at the time because of sensitive relations with Great Britain.

Surrender at Saratoga

Burgoyne continued to move toward Albany, losing another 600 men at Freeman’s Farm on September 19, 1777.  Less than a month later, Benedict Arnold led another successful campaign against Burgoyne at Bemis Heights, causing another 600 casualties among the British soldiers.  As his forces grew smaller and weaker, Burgoyne finally retreated north to Saratoga but was surrounded by American forces outnumbering him three to one.  By October 17, he surrendered.

The victories at these New York locations not only kept the British from taking control of New York, but they showed the doubtful French that the colonists were capable of winning the war. Shortly after Burgoyne’s surrender, the French joined the American cause and helped win the war.

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Get an Instant Collection of U.S. "2¢ Reds" Now

This is your chance to get 40 "2¢ Red" commemoratives issued by the United States from 1901-1932 in one easy, money-saving order. 
 
The US commemorative stamps from the 1901 Pan-American issue to the 1932 Arbor Day issue represent a glorious period in philatelic history.  Many beautiful and noteworthy commemoratives were produced in these years – and the special issues reached new heights in design, color, detailed engraving, and subject significance.
 
The red 2¢ commemoratives are the most popular and widely collected stamps of these issues since 2¢ was the first-class letter rate throughout the period (except for a 20-month emergency interval during World War I).
 
And now, Mystic is able to offer you 40 2¢ commemoratives from 1901-1932 – the so-called "2¢ Reds."  These collector-favorites are available in your choice of mint or used conditions.  You'll find such well-known stamps as the 1913-15 Panama-Pacific Exposition issue and such little-known (but fascinating) stamps as the 1929 Battle of Fallen Timbers issue.
 
Take this opportunity to add the popular "2¢ Reds to your collection today.
 
Order Now and You'll Receive:
 
US #295
US #324
US #329
US #367
US #368
US #370
US #371
US #372
US #373
US #398
US #402
US #549
US #615
US #618
US #620
US #627
US #629
US #643
US #644
US #645
US #646
US #647
US #649
US #651
US #654
US #655
US #656
US #657
US #680
US #681
US #682
US #683
US #688
US #689
US #690
US #702
US #703
US #707
US #716
US #717
 

Revolutionary War Sesquicentennial 

1927 2¢ Vermont Sesquicentennial
US #643 was issued in Bennington, Vermont.

On August 3, 1927, the US Post Office issued two stamps honoring significant events from the Revolutionary War in 1777.

One of the stamps is the Vermont Sesquicentennial stamp.  The stamp honors the Battle of Bennington and pictures a Green Mountain Boy.  The other stamp honors the Saratoga Campaign and pictures the surrender of General Burgoyne.  It also honors the Battle of Bennington, with an inscription on the right-hand side.

Although US #644 is called the “Burgoyne Campaign,” it commemorates several different events.  In fact, General John Burgoyne isn’t the central character in the stamp and it wasn’t originally intended to honor him, as he was a British general fighting against the revolutionaries.  The stamp pictures Burgoyne (left of center) handing his sword to General Horatio Gates of the Continental Army.  The stamp image is based on John Trumbull’s 1821 painting Surrender of General Burgoyne.

1927 2¢ Burgoyne Campaign
US #644 was issued in Rome, NY, just a few miles down the road from Mystic’s home in Camden.

The history behind the stamps…

Known as Gentleman Johnny, General Burgoyne first arrived in Quebec in May 1777, planning to take control of New York’s Hudson River and Mohawk Valley.  Commanding about 7,700 British troops, Indians, Germans, and American loyalists to Britain, Burgoyne captured Fort Ticonderoga.  But he was slowed to only one mile a day by his excessive baggage train and the American forces who had cut down trees to slow his progress.

1977 13¢ Herkimer at Oriskany
US #1722 pictures an injured General Herkimer directing his troops at the Battle of Oriskany.

The Battles of Fort Stanwix and Oriskany

On August 3, British Lieutenant Colonel Barry St. Leger began an attack on Fort Stanwix, located in present-day Rome, New York.  As the fort’s 750 men defended themselves, a group of 800 soldiers from Fort Dayton began a 30-mile trek to provide support.  However, St. Leger knew they were coming and planned an ambush on them six miles from Fort Stanwix in Oriskany, with the help of the Brits’ Native American Mohawk allies.

1901-32 U.S. Commemorative
US #295//717 – These Revolutionary War commemoratives were part of a long-running issue of 2¢ red stamps.  You can get 40 of those stamps in one convenient, money-saving order.

The ambush was devastating, resulting in 465 casualties among the colonists.  General Nicholas Herkimer himself was shot in the leg, but continued to direct the rebels in battle while propped up against a tree.  Unfortunately for him, the wound became infected, and he died following a poorly performed amputation 10 days later.  However, during the battle, messengers reached Fort Stanwix and American Lieutenant Colonel Marinus Willett led out a force of 250 men to raid the undefended British and native camp.  When the Mohawk learned of this, they withdrew from the battle to defend the camp.  In all, the British and their allies suffered only 28 casualties.  With Herkimer’s men in no shape to relieve Fort Stanwix, Benedict Arnold put together a force of 700 men to come to their aid.  As the relationship between the Native Americans and the British soured, St. Leger was forced to retreat to Quebec through Oswego, leaving him unable to meet Burgoyne at Albany in time.

1968 6¢ Historic American Flags: Bennington
US #1348 – This flag was reportedly carried by the Green Mountain Boys at the Battle of Bennington.

The Battle of Bennington

Meanwhile, Burgoyne and his men were critically low on supplies. Knowing the Continental Army stored weapons and supplies at Bennington, Vermont, Burgoyne sent a raid.  They were surprised to find more than 1,600 soldiers from New Hampshire and Vermont protecting the supplies.  More than 200 British soldiers were killed with another 700 taken prisoner.  The actual fighting in the Battle of Bennington didn’t take place in Vermont, but rather about 10 miles from Bennington in Walloomsac, NY.  However, it was fought predominantly by Vermont soldiers just west of the Vermont border.

1977 13¢ Surrender at Saratoga
US #1728 was also based on John Trumbull’s painting of Burgoyne’s surrender.
1994 $1 Surrender of Burgoyne
US #2590 was based on an unused 1869 stamp design.  The stamp may have been set aside at the time because of sensitive relations with Great Britain.

Surrender at Saratoga

Burgoyne continued to move toward Albany, losing another 600 men at Freeman’s Farm on September 19, 1777.  Less than a month later, Benedict Arnold led another successful campaign against Burgoyne at Bemis Heights, causing another 600 casualties among the British soldiers.  As his forces grew smaller and weaker, Burgoyne finally retreated north to Saratoga but was surrounded by American forces outnumbering him three to one.  By October 17, he surrendered.

The victories at these New York locations not only kept the British from taking control of New York, but they showed the doubtful French that the colonists were capable of winning the war. Shortly after Burgoyne’s surrender, the French joined the American cause and helped win the war.