#4326 – 2012 First-Class Forever Stamp - Flags of Our Nation: Virgin Islands

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U.S. #4326

2012 45¢ Virgin Islands

Flags of Our Nation 

 

Issue Date: August 16, 2012

City: Sacramento, CA

Quantity: 25,000,000

Printed By: American Packaging Corp for Sennett Security Products

Printing Method: Photogravure

Color: Multicolored

 

Flags of Our Nation, Set VI:  2012 marks the sixth and final set of stamps in the series.  The state and territory flags reflect the history of each region they represent.  The uniqueness of each state flag in the series reflects the diversity of the United States and its territories.    

 

 

Known collectively as the U.S. Virgin Islands – St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas have been territories since 1917.  Their flag pictures a simplified version of the Great Seal of the United States.

 

The Islands were administered by the U.S. Navy after being purchased from the Danish during World War I. The first governor, Rear Admiral Kitelle, asked cartoonist Percival Wilson Sparks for ideas for a new flag.  Sparks drew the design, and his wife and sister embroidered it on white cotton.  The flag was authorized by Kitelle in 1921.

 

An American bald eagle with a shield is the central design of the flag.  The bird is grasping three arrows in its left talons, representing the main islands.  A sprig of laurel is held firmly in the right talons.  

 

Colors used for the flag represent characteristics of the land.  The white of the background stands for the clouds.  Blue is a reminder of the water and sky that surround the islands.  The gold of the eagle mirrors the flowers that dot the green hills.  

 

The flag of the Virgin Islands shows America’s partnership with the territories and is a reminder of the beauty that can be found there.  

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U.S. #4326

2012 45¢ Virgin Islands

Flags of Our Nation 

 

Issue Date: August 16, 2012

City: Sacramento, CA

Quantity: 25,000,000

Printed By: American Packaging Corp for Sennett Security Products

Printing Method: Photogravure

Color: Multicolored

 

Flags of Our Nation, Set VI:  2012 marks the sixth and final set of stamps in the series.  The state and territory flags reflect the history of each region they represent.  The uniqueness of each state flag in the series reflects the diversity of the United States and its territories.    

 

 

Known collectively as the U.S. Virgin Islands – St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas have been territories since 1917.  Their flag pictures a simplified version of the Great Seal of the United States.

 

The Islands were administered by the U.S. Navy after being purchased from the Danish during World War I. The first governor, Rear Admiral Kitelle, asked cartoonist Percival Wilson Sparks for ideas for a new flag.  Sparks drew the design, and his wife and sister embroidered it on white cotton.  The flag was authorized by Kitelle in 1921.

 

An American bald eagle with a shield is the central design of the flag.  The bird is grasping three arrows in its left talons, representing the main islands.  A sprig of laurel is held firmly in the right talons.  

 

Colors used for the flag represent characteristics of the land.  The white of the background stands for the clouds.  Blue is a reminder of the water and sky that surround the islands.  The gold of the eagle mirrors the flowers that dot the green hills.  

 

The flag of the Virgin Islands shows America’s partnership with the territories and is a reminder of the beauty that can be found there.