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2-cent Cooper

James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) appears on the 2-cent Famous American Authors stamp, issued January 29, 1940. Born in Burlington, New Jersey, Cooper is best known for his descriptions of the early American frontier. He wrote "The Pioneers" in 1828. His most enduring and endearing works are the Leatherstocking Tales featuring the character Natty Bumppo: "The Last of the Mohicans" (1840), "The Pioneers" and "The Prairie" (1827), "The Pathfinder" (1840) and "The Deerslayer" (1841).

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