This week Larry and I have been writing about the 100th anniversary of the founding of Boy Scouts in England. Regular readers at The Daily Flag know that I like to write about the U.S. and state flags as they appear on U.S. postage stamps, so today I thought I would show you two stamps that feature Boy Scouts. These stamps are inexpensive to buy, and matted and framed, would certainly make a nice gift for a Scout, or an Eagle Scout.
The 3 cent commemorative stamp was issued on June 30, 1950 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to honor the occasion of the Second National Jamboree, held in Valley Forge. It features three Scouts, the Statue of Liberty, and the Scout badge. The postal service issued 131,635,000 of this stamp.
The 4 cent commemorative stamp was issued on February 8, 1960 in Washington D.C., and honors the 50th anniversary of the founding of Boy Scouts in America (1910), and was designed by Scouting’s greatest illustrator, Norman Rockwell. The postal service issued 139,325,000 of this stamp.