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Item no. C279 (cancel)

Type: cancel

Country: USA

Date of use: 14 October 1995

Special cancel (on cover), used to honor US marines fighting at Iwo Jima with the caption: “1945 – A Year of Hard Won Victories”. The cancel’s design is based on a photograph by Associated Press photojournalist JOE ROSENTHAL (1911 - 2006) "Raising the US flag on the island Iwo Jima, at the Mount Suribachi", taken on 23 February 1945. Joe Rosental was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for this iconic photograph in 1945.

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