#4873 – 2014 $19.99 USS Arizona Memorial

Condition
Price
Qty
- Mint Stamp(s)
Ships in 1 business day. i$59.95
$59.95
- Used Single Stamp(s)
Ships in 1 business day. i$49.95
$49.95
4 More - Click Here
Mounts - Click Here
Condition
Price
Qty
- MM641 215x38mm 25 Horizontal Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 30 days. i
$7.75
$7.75
- MM609446x38mm 10 Horizontal Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1 business day. i
$1.50
$1.50
U.S. #4873
2014 $19.99 USS Arizona Memorial
American Landmarks
 
It was a date that will live in infamy – the day Japan launched its attack on America, forcing our neutral nation into war. And it was the most infamous day in the USS Arizona’s history. 
 
On the morning of December 7, 1941, the crew of the Arizona went about their daily duties. But shortly before 8:00 a.m., Japanese planes appeared overhead and began bombarding Pearl Harbor. Less than two hours later, the attack was over. The Arizona had been struck four times and had sunk. The ship lost 1,177 of its crew – about half the lives lost that day.
 
Salvage efforts began almost immediately. What was recovered was reused on other ships to support the war effort. However, the hull and two gun turrets sat submerged in 40 feet of water. Following the war, a committee began lobbying to create a monument above the Arizona’s remains. After President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the site as a national memorial in 1958, public and private donations were used to finance it. Among the fundraising efforts was a benefit concert by Elvis Presley that collected over $50,000. The memorial was finally dedicated in 1962.
 
Up to nine quarts of oil continue to leak from the Arizona each day. Visitors have come to call this murky water surrounding the memorial “black tears” or “tears of the Arizona.”
 
Dan Cosgrove created the illustration for the stamp.
 
$19.99 USS Arizona Memorial, Issued to pay the Priority Mail Express rate.
Issue Date: March 13, 2014
City:
Honolulu, HI
Quantity:
3,000,000
Category: Definitive
Printed By:
Banknote Corporation of America for Sennett Security Products
Printing Method:
Lithographed in sheets of 90 with 9 panes of 10 per sheet
Perforations:
Serpentine Die Cut 10 ¾ X 10 ½
Self-adhesive
 
Read More - Click Here


  • Imperforate Stamp Club Introductory Offer - 2015 49c A Charlie Brown Christmas Join Mystic's Imperforate Stamp Club and Save 30%

    Collect some of the scarcest US stamps issued in the last decade.  From 2012 to 2016, the USPS issued extremely limited quantities of imperforate stamps (as few as 10,000 in some cases).  On sale for just four years, it can be difficult to find them anywhere today.

    $18.95
    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 U.S. Stamp Starter Kit

    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. #4873
2014 $19.99 USS Arizona Memorial
American Landmarks
 
It was a date that will live in infamy – the day Japan launched its attack on America, forcing our neutral nation into war. And it was the most infamous day in the USS Arizona’s history. 
 
On the morning of December 7, 1941, the crew of the Arizona went about their daily duties. But shortly before 8:00 a.m., Japanese planes appeared overhead and began bombarding Pearl Harbor. Less than two hours later, the attack was over. The Arizona had been struck four times and had sunk. The ship lost 1,177 of its crew – about half the lives lost that day.
 
Salvage efforts began almost immediately. What was recovered was reused on other ships to support the war effort. However, the hull and two gun turrets sat submerged in 40 feet of water. Following the war, a committee began lobbying to create a monument above the Arizona’s remains. After President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the site as a national memorial in 1958, public and private donations were used to finance it. Among the fundraising efforts was a benefit concert by Elvis Presley that collected over $50,000. The memorial was finally dedicated in 1962.
 
Up to nine quarts of oil continue to leak from the Arizona each day. Visitors have come to call this murky water surrounding the memorial “black tears” or “tears of the Arizona.”
 
Dan Cosgrove created the illustration for the stamp.
 
$19.99 USS Arizona Memorial, Issued to pay the Priority Mail Express rate.
Issue Date: March 13, 2014
City:
Honolulu, HI
Quantity:
3,000,000
Category: Definitive
Printed By:
Banknote Corporation of America for Sennett Security Products
Printing Method:
Lithographed in sheets of 90 with 9 panes of 10 per sheet
Perforations:
Serpentine Die Cut 10 ¾ X 10 ½
Self-adhesive