Original reprint of Purple Heart stamp

September 28th, 2014

According to info got by FindYourStampsValue.com USPS Post has preparing for reissuing the Purple Heart stamp. This new original item is to be released on the 11th of October.

The 2014 Purple Heart stamp uses a design by Jennifer Arnold of Washington, D.C. For the 2012 version, Arnold reworked the previous Purple Heart Forever stamp design by slightly enlarging the medal and placing it on a pure white background.

That 2014 stamp used that same 2012 design except for the year date change from to 2014, and its placement horizontally in the lower left. The design features the Purple Heart awarded during World War II to 1st Lieutenant Arthur J. Rubin (1917–1978).

The Purple Heart is awarded in the name of the President of the United States to members of the U.S. military who have been wounded or killed in action. It was established by General George Washington during the Revolutionary War and shows a profile bust of George Washington beneath his family coat of arms.

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