United States Postage Stamps: 1931

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United States Postage Stamps: 1931

The United States Post Office only issued three commemorative stamps in 1931.  This was not a particularly low number for most years at the time, and with the Great Depression, there would have been a limited market for an expensive commemorative set such as the Columbian set of 1893 or the Trans-Mississippi set of 1898 (although admittedly, even before the Great Depression, the Post Office had been issuing smaller, less expensive sets due to the complaints of stamp collectors).  The subjects of two of the 1931 stamps were the Revolutionary War, one honoring the General Pulaski and one commemorating the final large battle of the American Revolution, the siege of Yorktown.  The final stamp of the year commemorated the founding of the American Red Cross in 1881 by Carla Barton.

General Pulaski

American Red Cross: 50th Anniversary

Siege of Yorktown: 150th Anniversary


US Postage Stamps
1931


General Pulaski
American Red Cross:
50th Anniversary
Siege of Yorktown:
150th Anniversary