#4953-54 – 2015 Patriotic Wave, Set of 2

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U.S. #4953
2015 $1 Patriotic Waves
 
The red and blue intersecting lines on the Patriotic Waves stamps were designed to look like billowing flags. 
 
The Star-Spangled Banner... Old Glory... the Stars and Stripes... The United States’ flag is a well-recognized symbol of American unity and freedom throughout the world. And though its colors grace the flag of many nations, red, white and blue are strongly associated with the United States.
 
When the Second Continental Congress approved the official flag design in 1777, it didn’t attach any specific importance to the color scheme. Some historians believe the colors were simply adopted from the British flag. Nonetheless, people have been attributing deeper meaning to our flag’s red, white and blue for more than 200 years.
 
The first known interpretation can be credited to the Secretary of the Continental Congress, Charles Thomson. When the Great Seal design was adopted in 1782, Thomson noted that its colors were the same as those used in the nation’s flag. He interpreted the red to signify “hardiness and valor;” white, “purity and innocence;” and blue, “vigilance, perseverance, and justice.”
 
No matter their original significance, red, white and blue have become the colors of American patriotism. They symbolize the freedoms for which we have fought, evoking pride in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
 
U.S. #4953 and the $2 Patriotic Waves stamp (#4954) were designed by Michael Dyer and Antonio Alcalá was the art director. They had previously teamed up on the 2012 Waves of Color stamps (#4717-20).
$1 Patriotic Waves, issued for use on packages and large envelopes
Issue Date: January 12, 2015
City: Kansas City, MO
Quantity: 100,000,000
Category: Definitive
Printed By: Ashton Potter USA Ltd.
Printing Method: Lithographed in sheets of 140, with 14 panes of 10 per sheet
Perforations: Serpentine Die Cut 11
Self-adhesive
4954
2015 $2 Patriotic Waves
 
The red and blue intersecting lines on the Patriotic Waves stamps were designed to look like billowing flags. 
 
Early in the Revolutionary War, colonial ships flew the Red Ensign, a flag then used by British merchant seamen. The Colonies, newly united against the crown, needed a banner to distinguish themselves from the British. The first U.S. Navy Ensign was created in 1775 when white stripes were added to the red field of the British ensign. The Continental Colors, as the flag became known, was soon adopted by the Continental Army as well. It became the first, though unofficial, flag of the United States. 
 
The 13 alternating red and white stripes represented the 13 Colonies. The Union Jack was kept on the flag as a symbol of loyalty to British rule. At the time, most Patriots were not fighting for independence, but simply for fair representation. But as the Revolution progressed, the Colonies grew more distant from mother England. As desire for independence grew, so did the need for a new flag.  
 
In 1777, the Second Continental Congress approved an official flag design based on the Colors. There was one significant difference – the British Union Jack was removed. It was replaced by a blue field dotted with 13 white stars representing “a new constellation.” A nation was born, and with it a symbol of dedication to the liberty of mankind.
 
U.S. #4954 and the $1 Patriotic Waves stamp (#4953) were designed by Michael Dyer and Antonio Alcalá was the art director. They had previously teamed up on the 2012 Waves of Color stamps (#4717-20).
 
$2 Patriotic Waves, issued for use on packages and large envelopes
Issue Date: January 30, 2015
City: Norcross, GA, at the Southeastern Stamp Expo
Quantity: 10,000,000
Category: Definitive
Printed By: Ashton Potter USA Ltd.
Printing Method: Lithographed in sheets of 100, with 10 panes of 10 per sheet
Perforations: Serpentine Die Cut 11
Self-adhesive
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U.S. #4953
2015 $1 Patriotic Waves
 
The red and blue intersecting lines on the Patriotic Waves stamps were designed to look like billowing flags. 
 
The Star-Spangled Banner... Old Glory... the Stars and Stripes... The United States’ flag is a well-recognized symbol of American unity and freedom throughout the world. And though its colors grace the flag of many nations, red, white and blue are strongly associated with the United States.
 
When the Second Continental Congress approved the official flag design in 1777, it didn’t attach any specific importance to the color scheme. Some historians believe the colors were simply adopted from the British flag. Nonetheless, people have been attributing deeper meaning to our flag’s red, white and blue for more than 200 years.
 
The first known interpretation can be credited to the Secretary of the Continental Congress, Charles Thomson. When the Great Seal design was adopted in 1782, Thomson noted that its colors were the same as those used in the nation’s flag. He interpreted the red to signify “hardiness and valor;” white, “purity and innocence;” and blue, “vigilance, perseverance, and justice.”
 
No matter their original significance, red, white and blue have become the colors of American patriotism. They symbolize the freedoms for which we have fought, evoking pride in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
 

U.S. #4953 and the $2 Patriotic Waves stamp (#4954) were designed by Michael Dyer and Antonio Alcalá was the art director. They had previously teamed up on the 2012 Waves of Color stamps (#4717-20).

$1 Patriotic Waves, issued for use on packages and large envelopes
Issue Date: January 12, 2015
City: Kansas City, MO
Quantity: 100,000,000
Category: Definitive
Printed By: Ashton Potter USA Ltd.
Printing Method: Lithographed in sheets of 140, with 14 panes of 10 per sheet
Perforations: Serpentine Die Cut 11
Self-adhesive
4954
2015 $2 Patriotic Waves
 
The red and blue intersecting lines on the Patriotic Waves stamps were designed to look like billowing flags. 
 
Early in the Revolutionary War, colonial ships flew the Red Ensign, a flag then used by British merchant seamen. The Colonies, newly united against the crown, needed a banner to distinguish themselves from the British. The first U.S. Navy Ensign was created in 1775 when white stripes were added to the red field of the British ensign. The Continental Colors, as the flag became known, was soon adopted by the Continental Army as well. It became the first, though unofficial, flag of the United States. 
 
The 13 alternating red and white stripes represented the 13 Colonies. The Union Jack was kept on the flag as a symbol of loyalty to British rule. At the time, most Patriots were not fighting for independence, but simply for fair representation. But as the Revolution progressed, the Colonies grew more distant from mother England. As desire for independence grew, so did the need for a new flag.  
 
In 1777, the Second Continental Congress approved an official flag design based on the Colors. There was one significant difference – the British Union Jack was removed. It was replaced by a blue field dotted with 13 white stars representing “a new constellation.” A nation was born, and with it a symbol of dedication to the liberty of mankind.
 
U.S. #4954 and the $1 Patriotic Waves stamp (#4953) were designed by Michael Dyer and Antonio Alcalá was the art director. They had previously teamed up on the 2012 Waves of Color stamps (#4717-20).
 
$2 Patriotic Waves, issued for use on packages and large envelopes
Issue Date: January 30, 2015
City: Norcross, GA, at the Southeastern Stamp Expo
Quantity: 10,000,000
Category: Definitive
Printed By: Ashton Potter USA Ltd.
Printing Method: Lithographed in sheets of 100, with 10 panes of 10 per sheet
Perforations: Serpentine Die Cut 11
Self-adhesive