Military Stamps

Some military stamps for today's Sunday Stamps-II, theme: War or Peace. Military matters are far away form my interests. I wish I have found more stamps showing the idea of peace.


From the Netherlands, issued on 9 December 1978, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Royal Military Academy. When this stamp arrived on a postcard, at first sight I thought it was a red postbox!



One of the stamps issued on 21 June 2016 in the UK. I think the only stamp I really love from that set is the soldier writing a letter...

This is the historic explanation of the stamp (taken from here):
After Jutland, unofficial medals were struck to commemorate the battle. Designed by Prince Louis of Battenberg, a former First Sea Lord, these medals were made by Spink and Son of London and sold in gold, silver, bronze and white metal versions to raise money for naval orphanages. The design features a trident, a symbol of naval power. Crossed flagstaffs bear a Union flag and the Royal Navy’s White Ensign, and a shield carries the date of the battle: 31 May 1916. This particular example belonged to Captain AC Green of the Royal Marines.


And more medals, from the USA. The Purple Heart is a military decoration awarded to those wounded or killed while serving with the U.S. military. It is the oldest military award still given to U.S. military members. These particular stamps were issued in 2012, but it seems that the purple heart is a recurrent theme in USPS stamps.

6 comments:

  1. I think the WW1 sets that Royal Mail are releasing each year are fascinating.

    Great set today.

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    1. Not a favourite theme, but the stamps are great.

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  2. I think I'm not the one who has sent you the Dutch stamp. I have this and when I saw it for the first time I became happy (and wanted to send it to you) because I thought it a red postbox, too! But looking closer the word 'military' made clear it is not one of my favourite subjects as it makes me think of 'war'; 'peace' is more my piece of cake.

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    1. I think you were actually the sender, but I can assure 100%. I received the stamp long time ago.

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  3. It would make a nice postbox. I like the mix of subjects of the ww1 stamps.

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    1. I definitely prefer stamps about mail that stamps about military matters. That set about the WW1 is interesting, however, because it shows different aspects of the war.

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