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1927 Commemoratives

British General Burgoyne's surrender at Saratoga is often noted as the turning point of the American Revolutionary War. The moment is commemorated on a stamp issued in 1927. The stamp is also inscribed Oriskany, a central New York village that was the site of one of the bloodiest battles of the Revolutionary War setting in motion events leading to the surrender.

2 cent Vermont Sesquicentennial - Bennington$1.65$0.95
2 cent Oriskany - Burgoyne Campaign$4.00$2.25

1928 Commemoratives

An Artillery wife, Mary Hays McCauly (better known as Molly Pitcher) exhibited legendary heroism bringing water to the troops and tending to the wounded at the Battle of Monmouth in 1778. In 1928 she was honored on the first United States "commemorative overprint" when the words Molly Pitcher were overprinted on a standard 2 cent George Washington stamp from the 1926-31 series.

2 cent Valley Forge$1.35$0.60
2 cent Molly Pitcher Overprint$1.50$1.00
2 cent Hawaii Overprint$6.50$4.25
5 cent Hawaii Overprint$18.75$12.75
2 cent Aeronautics$1.35$0.85
5 cent Aeronautics$5.35$3.00

1929 Commemoratives

Inventor of the phonograph and founder of General Electric, Thomas A. Edison was honored on a stamp in 1929. There are three collectible varieties of this issue as it was printed using both rotary and flat plate techniques, and was the first commemorative stamp to be issued in coil format.

2 cent Georges Rogers Clark$0.80$0.60
œ CentNathan Hale$0.60$0.15
2 cent Edison Flat Perf.11$0.90$0.65
2 cent Edison Rotary Perf. 11x10œ$0.90$0.30
2 cent Edison Coil Perf.10 Vert$18.00$1.60
2 cent Sullivan Expedition $0.80$0.60
2 cent Battle of Fallen Timbers$0.95$0.75
2 cent Ohio River Canal$0.80$0.60

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These prices for U.S. stamps are provided as a service to Hobbizine readers. They are derived from numerous sources such as dealer price lists, advertisements in philatelic publications, and public auction results. Use these values as a guideline for evaluating the reasonableness of dealer prices, setting up trades with other collectors, and estimating the worth of your collection. The value of an individual stamp is dependent on its centering and condition. The prices listed here are for well centered, undamaged stamps. A particularly nice example might sell for more than the amount listed, while a poor copy might be worth less.

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