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1-cent Jackson

The Department issued this 1-cent regular postage stamp portraying Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, through the New York, New York, post office, on March 22, 1963. Designed by William K. Schrage, the stamp is based on a medal by...


10-cent Jackson

The 10¢ Andrew Jackson (1767 – 1845) stamp honors the seventh president of the United States. Jackson won fame for his military victory at the battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812. Popular with the masses because of his “log cabin” beginnings, Jackson was...


10-cent Jefferson

Hiram Powers was contracted in 1859 to create two life-size marble statues to be placed in the United States Capitol. The first was of Benjamin Franklin. It was installed at the base of the east staircase in the Senate wing. The second, installed in 1863, was...


150th Anniversary of Tennessee Statehood Issue

The 150th anniversary of Tennessee statehood was commemorated by a 3-cent purple stamp issued on June 1, 1946. The design features the Tennessee State Capitol in the center, flanked by portraits of President Andrew Jackson on the left and Governor John Sevier...


1862-1866 Issues

The stamps of the 1862-1866 Issues do not have a uniform plan of design, color, or denomination. They were released to remedy the confusion associated with the color of the 5- and 24-cent stamps of the 1861 Issues and to accommodate the new two-cent and...


1960-1969 Definitives

Though the Liberty and Prominent Americans Major Definitive Issues dominated the 1960s, three regular definitive stamp issues were released by the Post Office Department between 1962 and 1966. The first regular definitive issue featured a dramatic...


2-cent Andrew Jackson

The stamp's central motif, a portrait of Andrew Jackson, was designed and line engraved by Frederick Halpin. It was then transferred to a steel die. It is a full-face view of Jackson modified from the vignette of the U.S. 2-cent 'Black Jack' stamp of 1863, and...


2-cent Green Andrew Jackson

The central motif is a portrait of Andrew Jackson, designed and engraved by Charles Ludwig of Hoyer & Ludwig. There is a wide range of green shades among the issued stamps, which helps distinguish the various printings of this first issue. There were 750, 000...


2-cent Jackson

In the midst of the Civil War, the U.S. Congress passed the Act of March 3, 1863, to revise postal rates for domestic mail. When the new rates went into effect on July 1, 1863, distance no longer affected rates. While the carrier fee in many large cities was...


2-cent Jackson

Hiram Powers (1805-1873) began learning the art of sculpture in 1826. By the time of his death in 1873, he was considered one of the greatest American-born neoclassical sculptors. In 1834, President Andrew Jackson sat many times for Power as he created a bust...


 
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