#4953a – 2015 $1.00 Imperf Patriotic Wave

U.S. #4953a _imperforate
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
Category: Definitive
Printed By: Ashton Potter USA Ltd.
Printing Method: Lithographed in sheets of 140, with 14 panes of 10 per sheet
Self-adhesive
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U.S. #4953a _imperforate
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
Category: Definitive
Printed By: Ashton Potter USA Ltd.
Printing Method: Lithographed in sheets of 140, with 14 panes of 10 per sheet
Self-adhesive