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These 6 cent vintage 1970 US postage stamps honor the Disabled American Veterans organization, Prisoners of War and those missing and killed in action. This listing is for a full unused sheet of 50 stamps.

They were first placed on sale in Montgomery, Alabama and Cincinnati, Ohio on November 24, 1970 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Disabled American Veterans. They were designed by Stevan Dohanos.

There are 2 different stamps represented on this sheet, each having their own special tribute.

One commemorates the organization itself – Disabled American Veterans – for its 50 years of service. The stamp pictures the emblem of the organization in the center and has the verbiage “50 years of service” in a blue bar at the top and “United 6 ¢ States” at the bottom encompassed in a red bar.

The second stamp honors United States Servicemen that were prisoners of war and those that were missing and killed in action. There are no pictures on this stamp, only words. In a blue bar at the top it reads “HONORING U.S. SERVICEMEN”; on white directly below, “PRISONERS OF WAR MISSING AND KILLED IN ACTION”; on the red bar at the bottom, “UNITED 6 ¢ STATES”.

Appropriately, red, white and blue are the colors of these stamps.

Each stamp measures just over 1 1/2" tall x 1" wide (3.8cm x 2.5cm) . The full sheet measures 9" tall x 10 1/8" wide (22.9cm x 25.7cm).

These stamps are “mint” – meaning they have never been used. All perforations are intact. They have the original glue. They have however aged and are a bit yellowed.

The Disabled American Veterans is a private non profit organization that represents millions of veterans that have been injured in the line of duty. Their mission is the betterment of the lives and families for their nation’s disabled veterans and their families.

My grand-aunt collected stamps. She was not a “true” stamp collector & basically stored them in manila envelopes. Whenever the USPS came out with a new stamp – especially a commemorative one – she purchased at least one sheet & put them away in her envelopes. I do have hundreds of stamps. If there is a specific one you’re looking for feel free to contact me and I’ll see if I have the one you need.

These stamps are great for collectors both young and old alike. Additionally, they’d be great for paper crafting & jewelry making or anywhere else your creativity wants to take you.

To any veteran or patriot these stamps would speak volumes. Matted and framed they would make a very thoughtful and beautiful gift.

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Disabled American Veterans 1970 6 Cent Commemorative Vintage US Postage Stamps - Sheet of 50


  • Vintage item from the 1970s
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