US Stamps

By Jay Bigalke

Medal of Honor stamp event at Arlington Cemetery July 26

June 24, 2014 06:50 AM

  • The Medal of Honor commemorative forever stamps issued Nov. 11, 2013, honor those who received the medal for their actions during World War II. A new pane to commemorate Korean War recipients will be issued July 26.

The United States Postal Service will issue two Medal of Honor: Korean War commemorative forever stamps July 26 in Arlington, Va.

The 11 a.m. ceremony will take place at the Arlington Cemetery Amphitheatre in Arlington, Va. USPS spokesman Mark Saunders told Linn's on July 2 that the ceremony details previously announced had changed.

Collectors are encouraged to arrive early at the event, at approximately 10:30 a.m., because a wreath laying will take place at 10:45 a.m. The ceremony will start at 11 a.m.

The two stamp designs are anticipated to be similar to the two Medal of Honor: World War II stamps issued Nov. 11, 2013 (Scott 4822-4823), but with a 2014 year date in the lower left corner.

The nondenominated (49¢) forever stamps are expected to be issued in a folded pane of 20 that the U.S. Postal Service calls a “prestige folio.”

The designs of the new stamps and the pane had not been revealed by the Postal Service as of July 2.

If similar to the World War II pane issued in 2013, the folio will include photographs of living individuals who have received the medal, with the names of honorees inside the folded pane.

The two stamp designs are anticipated to be similar to the two Medal of Honor: World War II stamps issued Nov. 11, 2013 (Scott 4822-4823), but with a 2014 year date in the lower left corner.

The nondenominated (49¢) forever stamps are expected to be issued in a folded pane of 20 that the U.S. Postal Service calls a “prestige folio.”

The designs of the new stamps and the pane have not been revealed by the Postal Service as of mid-June.

If similar to the World War II pane issued in 2013, the folio will include photographs of living individuals who have received the medal, with the names of honorees inside the folded pane.