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Posted 01/19/2013   11:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomiseksj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It has been slightly more than two months since I began this thread and regrettably there have been no non-US stamp images posted.

I recently read that Canada issued three stamps in October 2012 to honor (or celebrate) three of its distinguished military units: The Black Watch, Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, and Royal Regiment of Canada.

Do any of our Canada collectors have copies of these stamps that they can post?
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Posted 01/19/2013   7:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Do any of our Canada collectors have copies of these stamps that they can post?



Here you are tomi

These are the stamps from the souvenir sheet.

CANADA

Scott 2577a



Scott 2577b



Scott 2577c



CANADA

Scott 2577




In addition to the Souvenir Sheet (water activated) they were also issued individually in booklets of 10 (pressure sensitive/self adhesive)
They were nicely printed in 7 colour offset/litho by Lowe - Martin, Ottawa.

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Posted 01/19/2013   8:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomiseksj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Litho! I was feeling pretty lonely on this thread...


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Posted 01/19/2013   8:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
US Postal Card honoring women Marines.

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Posted 01/19/2013   8:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Glad you brought this one back to light, tomiseksj.
Here are two Canadian classics.
SC#241 1938 Memorial Chamber, Peace Tower, Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, with the Alter of Remembrance in the foreground. My wife's uncle's name is in the book of Remembrance in the tower. He was lost over the English Channel during WWII.



And from the Royal Visit series of 1939, the National War Memorial, Ottawa, a memorial to the sacrifices made by Canadians during WWI (SC#247).

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Posted 01/19/2013   8:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


This one was issued by Austria in 1969 to publicize the Federal Army.

It basically states on the stamp that the Army is ready for Austria.

Scott 839



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Posted 01/19/2013   8:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
100 Years Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario.


Canada
Scott 692 - 693 1976







NB:Replaced missing images.
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Posted 01/19/2013   9:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomiseksj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Members of the U.S. Armed Forces Reserve stand ready to support and defend their nation in time of crisis, whether foreign or domestic. Some reservists have full-time active duty positions but most spend the majority of their days working as civilians while also spending considerable time training and working in the military. The reserves are an integral part of America's defense system.

This stamp (Scott 1067), issued May 21, 1955 honors the commitment of the members of the Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Army, Navy, and Air Force Reserve personnel:

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Posted 01/19/2013   10:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


There wouldn't be five white males pictured if a similar stamp were issued today.

When I look at that stamp it's like a mirror to the past.
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Posted 01/19/2013   11:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomiseksj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The stamp was issued almost seven years after the U.S. Armed Forces were statutorily integrated on July 26th, 1948.
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The Médaille militaire (Military Medal) is a military decoration of the French Republic first established in 1852 by Emperor Napoleon III for award to privates and non-commissioned officers who distinguished themselves by acts of bravery in action against an enemy force. Here is an image of a stamp depicting a sword and old and new versions of the medal, designed and engraved by Raoul Serres, and issued by France on July 5, 1952 to commemorate the centenary of the Médaille militaire, Scott No. 684, Y&T No. 927.

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Posted 01/27/2013   10:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomiseksj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Medal of Honor stamp (Scott 2045), designed by Dennis J. Hom, was issued on June 7, 1983.



For more than 85 years after its founding, the United States rarely awarded medals to members of its armed forces, but in 1861, the Union Congress authorized a medal of honor for the Navy and subsequently the Army. For the next half century, these medals were the only decorations awarded by the U.S. During World War I in 1918, the U.S. established other awards and the Medal of Honor was reserved for conspicuous gallantry "above and beyond the call of duty." The Medal of Honor is the highest award that the U.S. can bestow on its fighting men and women. Since these medals were elevated to this preeminent level in 1918, about 1,000 members of the U.S. Armed Forces have received this ultimate honor, many for saving the lives of others while sacrificing their own.
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Posted 01/27/2013   12:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kuhli to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yugoslavia has a rich military history, which has been shown throughout their philatelic history. Just a few here to get things started.





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The Croix de Guerre (Cross of War) is a military decoration of France, first created in 1915 during the First World War. Here is an image of a stamp depicting the medal, designed and engraved by Georges Bétemps, and issued by France on May 22, 1965 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the decoration, Scott No. 1123, Y&T No. 1452.

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Posted 02/03/2013   10:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomiseksj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
During the American Revolution, General George Washington wanted to reward soldiers who exhibited outstanding valor with a commission or an advance in rank, but the Continental Congress refused these promotions because it lacked the funds to pay for them. Subsequently, Washington created America's first military decoration, the Badge of Military Merit, represented by the figure of a heart cut from purple cloth. At least three men received the badge, but its use was discontinued or forgotten for more than 150 years.

In 1932, as part of the bicentennial commemoration of Washington's birth, the award was resurrected and renamed the Purple Heart. General MacArthur, then Chief of Staff of the Army, determined that anyone wounded in combat had performed "meritorious service" and was deserving of the medal. The Purple Heart was originally an Army medal, but in World War II President Roosevelt extended it to all the armed forces.

This stamped envelope, designed by John Boyd, was issued on August 6, 1982 (Scott U603). The first stamps featuring the medal were subsequently issued in 2003 (Scott 3784 and 3784A).


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