Uncle Sam’s Hat stamps – USA 2017

Uncle Sam’s Hat stamps – USA 2017

USA issued a stamp on theme Uncle Sam’s Hat as a 21 cent additional ounce stamp. The stamps were issued in sheets of 20 stamps .Issue date -18 Feb 2017

Uncle Sam is USA most popular patriotic Characters. Uncle Sam is associated with a businessman named Sam Wilson of Troy ,New York.He supplied  meat to American troops when War broke out in 1812 and this came to be known as Uncle Sam’s Meat.By 1830’s this character started appearing in cartoons and advertisements.Certain distinguishing elements made him a recognisable and timeless – a  dress coat with long tail,red and white striped pants,white whiskers and a top hat.

The stamp features eight graphic top hats in Uncle Sam’s signature style ,with red and white vertical red stripes above a blue band with a white star and a gray brim. Beneath each hat is a oval shape representing a face,each in a different shade,meant to suggest the ethnic and racial diversity of United States.

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UNCLE SAM’S HAT STAMPS OF USA 2017

The Service Cross Medals – Honoring Extra Ordinary Heroism – Stamps of USA 2016

The Service Cross Medals – Honoring Extra Ordinary Heroism – Stamps of USA 2016.

The USPS issued a set of four stamps on The Service Cross Medals -Honoring Extra Ordinary Heroism. The stamps were issued on 30 May 2016 . The Medals are

Distinguished  Service Cross – It is the second highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of United States Army (Previously to USA Air Forces also). Awarded for extra ordinary heroism.

Navy Cross– It is the second highest military decoration that can be awarded to a members of United States Navy,U.S Marine Corps (Coast Guard when operating under authority of Navy). Awarded for extra ordinary heroism.

Air Force Cross- It is the second highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of United States Air Force. Awarded for extra ordinary heroism.

Coast Guard Cross– Military decoration of U.S Coast Guard.Established on 15 Oct 2010. For extra ordinary acts of heroism by a member of U S Coast Guard when not operating under the authority  of U S Navy.

A Sheet issued is listed below.

HONORING EXTRAORDINARY HEROISM
THE SERVICE CROSS MEDALS -HONORING EXTRA ORDINARY HEROISM -USA 2016

Army Postal Service Cover Dec 2017 -Golden Jubilee Indian Navy Submarine Arm – Gallantry Awards Mahavir Chakra

APS Cover Dec 2017 -Golden Jubilee Indian Navy Submarine Arm – Gallantry Awards Mahavir Chakra

Indian Navy’s Submarine arm celebrates Golden Jubilee in 2017 with the Commissioning of “INS KALVARI”. A Cover was released on 08 Dec 2017 on Gallantry Award Winners.

Maha Vir Chakra – 1971 War -Cdr MNR Samant.

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APS COVERS DEC 2017 – MAHAVIR CHAKRA AWARD WINNER SUBMARINE ARM

APS Cover May 2018 -Golden Jubilee Command Hospital,Air Force Bangalore.

APS Cover May 2018 -Golden Jubilee Command Hospital,Air Force Bangalore.

APS Cover issued on 01 May 2018 to mark Golden Jubilee

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APS COVERS MAY 2018- COMMAND HOSPITAL AIR FORCE BANGALORE

APS Cover Apr 2018 -Golden Jubilee 103 Infantry Battalion (TA) Sikh LI

APS Cover Apr 2018 -Golden Jubilee 103 Infantry Battalion (TA) Sikh LI.

The Unit was raised on 01 Jan 1968.Initially affiliated to Sikh Regiment it came into the folds of Sikh LIght Infantry on 01 Apr 1979.

APS Cover issued on 01 Apr 2018 to mark Golden Jubilee.

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APS COVERS APRIL 2018- 103 INFANTRY BATTALION (TA) SIKH LI

APS Cover Apr 2018 -Platinum Jubilee 9 Parachute Regiment

APS Cover Apr 2018 -Platinum Jubilee 9 Parachute  Regiment.

9 Parachute Field Regiment was raised 0n 01 Apr 1943 as part of Royal Indian Artillery.In 1945 unit was converted to Parachute Field Regiment and earned the distinction of being the First Airborne Gunners of the sub Continent.

APS Cover issued on 01 Apr 2018 to mark Platinum Jubilee.

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APS COVERS APR 2018 -9 PARACHUTE FIELD REGIMENT

APS Cover Apr 2018 -Silver Jubilee Special Forces Training School

APS Cover Apr 2018 -Silver Jubilee Special Forces Training School

APS Cover issued on 01 Apr 2018 to mark Silver Jubilee.

APS 18-13 SPL FOR TRG SCH
APS COVERS APR 2018 – SPECIAL FORCES TRAINING SCHOOL

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