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Stamp Announcement 15-01: The War of 1812: Battle of New Orleans Stamp

Stamp Announcement 15-01: The WAr of 1812: Battle of New Orleans Stamp

On January 8, 2015, in Chalmette, Louisiana, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue The War of 1812: Battle of New Orleans (Forever® First-Class Mail® stamp priced at 49-cents), in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps (Item 589100). The War of 1812: Battle of New Orleans $9.80 pane of 20 stamps may not be split, and the stamps may not be sold individually.

The stamp will go on sale nationwide January 8, 2015.

In 2015, the Postal Service™ concludes its commemoration of the War of 1812, a conflict with Great Britain that many Americans viewed as the nation’s “Second War of Independence.” The subject of this final stamp is Andrew Jackson’s triumphant victory over the British on January 8, 1815, at the Battle of New Orleans. Illustrated with mixed media by noted historical painter Greg Harlin, the stamp art depicts American troops and artillery repelling British forces from behind a mile-long defensive earthwork known as Jackson’s line. A portrait of Andrew Jackson in his military uniform, by artist John Vanderlyn (1775–1852), appears on the reverse of the stamp pane. A nineteenth century depiction of the battle by Oliver Pelton appears on the front of the pane above the selvage text. The stamp pane also includes verso text. Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamp and pane.

To learn more about the stories behind the stamps, visit

Initial Supply to Post Offices

Stamp Fulfillment Services will make a subsequent automatic push distribution to Post Offices™ of a quantity to cover approximately 30 days of sales. Distribution quantities for the automatic push distribution are available by logging on to SFS Web at Post Offices may begin ordering stamps prior to the FDOI through SFS Web. However, offices should check the website noted above to determine the amount they will receive on their automatic push distribution.

How to Order the First-Day-of-Issue Postmark

Customers have 60 days to obtain the first-day-of-issue postmark by mail. They may purchase new stamps at their local Post Office, at The Postal Store® website at, or by calling 800-STAMP-24. They should affix the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes (to themselves or others), and place them in a larger envelope addressed to:

The War of 1812: Battle of New Orleans Stamp
Marketing Manager
701 Loyola Avenue #10003
New Orleans, LA 70113-9996

After applying the first-day-of-issue postmark, the Postal Service will return the envelopes through the mail. There is no charge for the postmark up to a quantity of 50. For more than 50, customers have to pay five cents each. All orders must be postmarked by March 9, 2015.

How to Order First-Day Covers

The Postal Service also offers first-day covers for new stamp issues and Postal Service stationery items postmarked with the official first-day-of-issue cancellation. Each item has an individual catalog number and is offered in the quarterly USA Philatelic catalog, online at, or by calling 800-782-6724. Customers may request a free catalog by calling 800-782-6724 or writing to:

U.S. Postal Service
Catalog Request
PO Box 219014
Kansas City, MO 64121-9014

Philatelic Products

There are ten philatelic products for this stamp issue:

n 589106, Press Sheet with Die cuts, $49.00
(print quantity 500).

n 589108, Press Sheet without Die cuts, $49.00
(print quantity 1,000).

n 589110*, Digital Color Postmark Keepsake, $11.95.

n 589116*, First-Day Cover, $0.93.

n 589118*, Full Pane, First-Day Cover, $12.30.

n 589119*, Cancelled Full Pane, $12.30.

n 589121*, Digital Color Postmark, $1.64.

n 589130*, Ceremony Program, $6.95.

n 589131*, Stamp Deck Card, $0.95.

n 589132*, Stamp Deck Card with Digital Color Postmark, $1.99.

Items with an asterisk (*) will use the 128 barcode from Stamp Fulfillment Services. All other philatelic products will continue to use barcode series A, with the exception of the Yearbook and the Guide Book.



The War of 1812: Battle of New Orleans Stamp

Item Number:


Denomination & Type of Issue:

First-Class Mail Forever Commemorative


Souvenir Sheet of 20 (1 design)


War of 1812

Issue Date & City:

January 8, 2015, Chalmette, LA 70043


Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA

Art Director:

Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA


Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA


Greg Harlin, Annapolis, MD




CCL Label, Inc.

Manufacturing Process:



CCL Label, Inc.

Printed at:

Clinton, SC 29325

Press Type:

Dia Nippon Kiko (DNK)

Stamps per Pane:


Print Quantity:

30 Million stamps

Paper Type:

Phosphor Tagged Paper, Block, Nonphosphored Type III

Adhesive Type:

Pressure-sensitive adhesive

Processed at:

CCL Label, Inc., Clinton, SC


Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, Cool Gray, Black

Stamp Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):

1.42 x 1.09 in./36.07 x 27.56 mm

Overall Size (w x h):

1.56 x 1.23 in./39.62 x 31.12 mm

Full Pane Size (w x h):

10.25 x 7.25 in./260.35 x 184.15 mm

Press Sheet Size (w x h):

10.25 x 36.25 in./ 260.35 x 920.75 mm

Plate Size:

100 stamps per revolution

Plate Numbers:


Marginal Markings:


Side Header: The War of 1812: Battle of New Orleans • Descriptive Text


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