Set of 3 Silk Covers Honor 10-Year Memorial of 9/11
At 8:46 a.m. on September 11, 2001, American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of New York City's World Trade Center, changing the world forever. Before the day was over, countless heroes were made and, from that day forward, "9/11" has been a memorial to both the victims of the tragedy and the heroes who emerged during the disaster. The stamp was only the second US Semi-Postal ever issued and was mandated by an act of Congress.
Now you can own three stunning silk covers honoring the 10-year memorial of September 11, 2001. You'll receive one cover with the 2001 Heroes Semi-Postal stamp, one with the 2011 Flag stamp, and one with the 2011 Statue of Liberty stamp. Each includes a cachet picturing a different 9/11 memorial – one in New York City, one in Washington, DC, and one in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. They are all postmarked with the city pictured and "SEP 11 2011."
2001 Heroes Semi-Postal
One of the most enduring images of September 11th was captued by photographer Thomas E. Franklin and is pictured on the US Semi-Postal stamp designed to raise funds to assist the families of emergency responders killed or permananetly disabled in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It pictures three weary firefighters raising a flag over the debris that had been the World Trade Center. The stamp sold for 45¢, 11¢ above the one-ounce first-class postage rate. The additional proceeds went to a fund managed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide assistance to the families. By March 2004, sales of the stamp had raised $10.5 million.
The Story Behind the Image
Throughout the day on September 11, 2011, police, firefighters, and emergency workers had spent much of the day tirelessly searching for survivors among the rubble. A group of firement then noticed the American flag waving atop a nearby yacht. Seeing it as a symbol of hope for the brave workers, the three men removed the flag and its pole and raised it at Ground Zero, in teh center of the relief efforts. Photographer Thomas Franklin knew he was witnessing something special and immediately snapped the photo that went on to grace millions of newspapers and collectibles. It's often compared to the famous flag raising at Iwo Jima.
Get Your 9/11 10th Anniversary Memorial Covers Today
September 11, 2001, is a day the US and the world will never forget. In the midst of tragedy, heroes emerged, some giving their lives to save others. These limited-edition silk covers honor the thousands of brave men and women who lost their lives that day. Send for your set today.