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Collins FDC Catalog

V5502

V5502 / Scott 5079A

Classics Forever

George Washington

Commanding General Continental Army


Cover Announcement 


This hand painted Collins First Day Cover is the second in this set of six that combines images of classic United States

Stamps with a cachet design that pays fitting tribute to these famous American patriots. This cover shows General

Washington in his Continental Army uniform (as does the stamp), and the handsome portrait is surrounded by the ornate vintage frame that is the common linkage for this Collins set.


On June 15th 1775 George Washinglon was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army. That was one day alter the Continental Congress had created the Army on June 14th. In 1776 he crossed the Delaware to secure decisive victories at Trenton and Princeton. The General maintained his Army during the difficult winter at Valley Forge. In October of 1981, he accepted the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. With peace at hand, George Washington resigned as Commander-in-Chief on December 23. 1783. 


Now available is George Washington, Commanding General of the Continental Army comprised of all those young patriots and Yankee Doodle Dandies. Collins #V5502 at $15.00.

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