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1-cent Washington

The 1-cent stamp features a likeness of George Washington reproduced from a portrait by Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828) generally thought to be the original “right-side of the face” type. This portrait, painted from life in 1795, hangs in the National Gallery of...


1-dollar Henry

The 1-dollar stamp features Patrick Henry (1736-1799) with a “simple picture frame effect,” which is common to many of the Liberty Series portrait stamps. A portrait by American artist Alonzo Chappel (1828-1887) inspired the image of Henry. The stamp was...


10-cent Independence Hall

The Post Office Department announced that the eighteenth and final stamp of the Liberty Series would be issued on July 4, 1956, in conjunction with the 180th national observance of Independence Day. Although planned as the final stamp in the Liberty Series...


11-cent Statue of Liberty

On July 1, 1961, a new international surface mail rate went into effect for which there was no single stamp available. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing decided to use the existing design of the 3-cent and 8-cent Liberty stamps to produce an 11-cent stamp....


12-cent Harrison

President Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901), the nation's twenty-third president, is featured on the 12-cent Liberty stamp issued on June 6, 1959, at Oxford, Ohio. Oxford is the home of Miami University, of which Harrison was one of the most distinguished alumni. ...


15-cent Jay

The 15-cent issue features a portrait of John Jay, the Supreme Court's first chief justice. The stamp was first available on Jay's birth anniversary, December 12, 1958. It was issued in the Supreme Court building with Chief Justice Earl Warren presiding. The...


150th Anniversary of Mexican Independence

The Department issued this 4-cent stamp on September 16, 1960, through the Los Angeles, California, post office to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Mexican Independence. A stamp of identical design with the exception of changes in script and denomination...


1957 Wildlife Conservation Issue

The Department issued this 3-cent Whooping Crane stamp, the fourth in the Wildlife Conservation Series, simultaneously through the Corpus Christi, Texas, and the New York, New York, post offices, on November 22, 1957. Designed by Bob Hines and C.R....


3-cent Supreme Court Building

Of the three buildings shown in the Washington, DC, sesquicentennial issue, the Supreme Court building was the last built (1932-1935). The 3-cent stamp featuring an image of this building was the third of four stamps issued to commemorate the National Capital...


4 1/2-cent The Hermitage

A view of The Hermitage, home of Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), is featured on the 4.5-cent Liberty Series stamp. Jackson was the nation's seventh president. The stamp was issued in sheet form on March 16, 1959, at Hermitage, Tennessee, a small post office...


 
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