War of 1812 Bicentennial

List of all Stamps and Philatelic Material

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As postage stamps were not issued until 1840, there were no contemporary stamps issued during the War of 1812. However, various commemorative issues were issued at later dates.

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United States

The War of 1812 is the subject of three United States stamps. The two 2¢ values of the Army and Navy series of 1936–1937 depicts army and navy heroes of the early 19th century, all four of whom served in the War of 1812. A stamp issued in 1965 commemorates the Battle of New Orleans and 150 years of peace. Other stamps related to the War of 1812 include figures who were or would become president (James Madison, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, etc.), Francis Scott Key and the Fort McHenry flag, the U.S.S. Constitution, the house that Decatur built after the war, and a few others.

The following U.S. stamps can be viewed on War of 1812 Bicentennial:


Six Canadian stamps are related to the War of 1812, including two stamps of Brock and Tecumseh issued on June 15, 2012, a joint issue with Guernsey. I have not reproduced these here due to copyright restrictions. These stamps are:


The United Kingdom has not, to my knowledge, issued stamps commemorating the war; however, Guernsey, the home of Isaac Brock, has issued four stamps in 1969 and two stamps in 1996 commemorating Brock. One of the two 1996 stamps depicts Brock's meeting with Tecumseh, which until 2012 was the only stamp commemorating Tecumseh. It also issued two stamps on June 15, 2012 (a joint issue with Canada) commemorating Brock and Tecumseh.