#5158 – 2017 49c US Flag (BCA coil)

Condition
Price
Qty
- Mint Stamp(s)
Ships in 1 business day. i
$1.00
- Used Single Stamp(s)
Ships in 1 business day. i
$0.30
4 More - Click Here
Condition
Price
Qty
camera Mint Coil Pair
Ships in 1 business day. i
$2.25
camera Plate Number Coil of 3
Ships in 1 business day. i
$3.95
camera Plate Number Coil of 5
Ships in 1 business day. i
$5.95
camera Fleetwood First Day Cover
Ships in 1 business day. i
$3.50
Grading Guide

Description:

U.S. #5158
2017 49c US Flag (BCA coil)
 
Joseph Rosenthal’s iconic photograph, Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, has been rousing American patriotism for over 70 years.  It immortalized the figures of six fearless Marines as they hoisted the American flag during the Battle of Iwo Jima.

Climbing to the top of Suribachi – a Japanese fortress deemed impenetrable – was no small task.  Undaunted, First Lieutenant Harold G. Schrier volunteered.  He led a 40-man patrol up the mountain, avoiding detection while the Japanese were distracted by Allied bombardment.  When the Marines reached the summit and raised the flag, Rosenthal said he almost missed the shot while trying to find a better vantage point, “Out of the corner of my eye, I [saw] the men start the flag up.  I swung my camera and shot the scene... and when you take a picture like that, you don’t [know] you got a great shot.”  When troops below saw the flag flying, it boosted their morale and helped turn the tide of the battle.

Rosenthal’s perfectly timed photograph inspired the nation and is one of the most replicated images in U.S. history.  It was even used on a war bond poster to increase sales.  The six men, struggling against fierce winds to raise the American flag, reminded U.S. citizens what the Stars and Stripes represents:  enduring strength, unyielding character, and the hope for a better tomorrow.
 
Value:  49c
Issued: January 27, 2017
First Day City:  Norcross, GA
Type of Stamp:  First Class
Printed by:
  Banknote Corporation of America
Method:
  Offset, Microprint
Self-Adhesive
Quantity Printed:  2,000,000,000
Read More - Click Here

  • Get Mystic's exclusive Historic Postage Stamps of the United States album U.S. Stamp Starter Kit – #M11986

    This is a great album to start with because it pictures U.S stamps that are easy to find and buy. Pages illustrated on one side only, high quality paper, every stamp identified with Scott numbers. Includes history of each stamp. Affordable - same design as Mystic's American Heirloom album.

    $14.95
    BUY NOW
  • 3-Volume American Heirloom Album and 200 Used US Stamps – #M8104 3-Volume American Heirloom Album – #M8104

    America's best-selling album. Pictures most every U.S. postage stamp issued 1847-2016, over 5,000 stamps with Scott numbers. Pages filled with stamp history. This album is a great value!

    $45.95
    BUY NOW
  • Premium Hingeless American Heirloom Album Premium Hingeless American Heirloom Album – #M11954

    Similar to standard American Heirloom album but includes mounts that are already attached to pages, saving you time and effort. Sturdier pages than American Heirloom. Includes Scott numbers and stamp history. This volume is for stamps issued 1935-1966, over 600 stamps. Higher quality album than Heirloom.

    $99.95
    BUY NOW

U.S. #5158
2017 49c US Flag (BCA coil)

 

Joseph Rosenthal’s iconic photograph, Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, has been rousing American patriotism for over 70 years.  It immortalized the figures of six fearless Marines as they hoisted the American flag during the Battle of Iwo Jima.

Climbing to the top of Suribachi – a Japanese fortress deemed impenetrable – was no small task.  Undaunted, First Lieutenant Harold G. Schrier volunteered.  He led a 40-man patrol up the mountain, avoiding detection while the Japanese were distracted by Allied bombardment.  When the Marines reached the summit and raised the flag, Rosenthal said he almost missed the shot while trying to find a better vantage point, “Out of the corner of my eye, I [saw] the men start the flag up.  I swung my camera and shot the scene... and when you take a picture like that, you don’t [know] you got a great shot.”  When troops below saw the flag flying, it boosted their morale and helped turn the tide of the battle.

Rosenthal’s perfectly timed photograph inspired the nation and is one of the most replicated images in U.S. history.  It was even used on a war bond poster to increase sales.  The six men, struggling against fierce winds to raise the American flag, reminded U.S. citizens what the Stars and Stripes represents:  enduring strength, unyielding character, and the hope for a better tomorrow.
 
Value:  49c
Issued: January 27, 2017
First Day City:  Norcross, GA
Type of Stamp:  First Class
Printed by:
  Banknote Corporation of America
Method:
  Offset, Microprint
Self-Adhesive
Quantity Printed:  2,000,000,000