#5052 – 2016 First-Class Forever Stamp - U.S. Flag (Sennett Security Products, coil)

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U.S. #5052
2016 49¢ US Flag (SSP coil)
First-Class Mail Forever
 
Many American schoolchildren have heard the story of how Betsy Ross sewed the first United States flag.  But they may not have heard the controversy that surrounds that story.
 
The tale of Betsy Ross was generally unknown prior to 1870.  That was when William Canby first told the Pennsylvania Historical Society of his grandmother’s place in our flag’s creation.
 
According to Canby, back in 1776, General George Washington came to Ross’ upholstery shop to commission a flag based on a rough design.  Ross made some adjustments and sewed the original Stars and Stripes.  It was this flag that was presented to Congress and confirmed as the nation’s emblem.
 
With no actual records and nothing but hearsay to go on, Canby was largely disbelieved.  But by 1873, his story was running in Harper’s Weekly.  The audience grew significantly, as did belief.
 
Other descendants of Betsy Ross have continued the legend, and even embellished a little.  And supporters are always looking for historical evidence to prove the story.  But today it is often dismissed as a myth or considered a fable.
 
Whether the Betsy Ross story has any truth to it may never be known for sure.  But it will forever be part of our nation’s history, even if only as folklore.
 
Value:  First-Class Mail Rate
Issued:  January 29, 2016
First Day City:  Washington, D.C.
Type of Stamp:  Definitive
Printed by:  Banknote Corporation of America
Method:  Offset, Microprint in Coils of 100
Self-Adhesive
Quantity Printed:  1,000,000,000
 
The American Flag has been a popular stamp subject for many years.  The design of the 2016 49¢ US Flag stamp comes from a photograph taken by Emmanuel Faure.  The bright red of the flag stands out against the muted blue of the sky and makes the whole image pop.
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U.S. #5052
2016 49¢ US Flag (SSP coil)
First-Class Mail Forever
 
Many American schoolchildren have heard the story of how Betsy Ross sewed the first United States flag.  But they may not have heard the controversy that surrounds that story.
 
The tale of Betsy Ross was generally unknown prior to 1870.  That was when William Canby first told the Pennsylvania Historical Society of his grandmother’s place in our flag’s creation.
 
According to Canby, back in 1776, General George Washington came to Ross’ upholstery shop to commission a flag based on a rough design.  Ross made some adjustments and sewed the original Stars and Stripes.  It was this flag that was presented to Congress and confirmed as the nation’s emblem.
 
With no actual records and nothing but hearsay to go on, Canby was largely disbelieved.  But by 1873, his story was running in Harper’s Weekly.  The audience grew significantly, as did belief.
 
Other descendants of Betsy Ross have continued the legend, and even embellished a little.  And supporters are always looking for historical evidence to prove the story.  But today it is often dismissed as a myth or considered a fable.
 
Whether the Betsy Ross story has any truth to it may never be known for sure.  But it will forever be part of our nation’s history, even if only as folklore.
 
Value:  First-Class Mail Rate
Issued:  January 29, 2016
First Day City:  Washington, D.C.
Type of Stamp:  Definitive
Printed by:  Banknote Corporation of America
Method:  Offset, Microprint in Coils of 100
Self-Adhesive
Quantity Printed:  1,000,000,000
 

The American Flag has been a popular stamp subject for many years.  The design of the 2016 49¢ US Flag stamp comes from a photograph taken by Emmanuel Faure.  The bright red of the flag stands out against the muted blue of the sky and makes the whole image pop.