UNITE D STATE S POSTTAGE
T. F. Keith
OF THE CONCOPD FIGHT
APR 19 150TH ANNIVERSARY
5c "Minute Man" Statue
First Day of Issue: April 4, 1925. Number of First Day Covers cancelled:
unknown. Number of stamps printed: 5,348,800. First Day Cities: Boston,
Cambridge, Concord, Concord Junction, and Lexington, Massachusetts;
Washington, D. C. Printing: Dark blue by steel engraving. Designed by: C. A.
Huston, after Daniel Chester French's statue which stands at Concord.
Engraved by: E. M. Weeks and J.C. Benzing. About the stamp: The stamp was
issued as the third of a set of three commemoratives to celebrate the
sesquicentennial of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, the
first skirmish of the Revolutionary War. On April 19, 1775, after leaving 8
Americans dead at Lexington, British troops marched on to Concord where
they suffered 14 casualties at the hands of the Minutemen. With American
forces swelling, the British troops were repelled at Concord's North Bridge,
and they retreated, continually harassed, back to Boston.
day Covers An actual-size reproduction of a rare First Day Cover for philatelic
and educational purposes by FLEETWOOD, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82008 © 1975