Arago: 22-cent Cleveland

22-cent Cleveland

The likeness of Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) appears on the 22-cent value of the 1938 Presidential Series. Cleveland's image was derived from a medal produced by the U.S. Mint.

Cleveland, a lawyer and career politician, was the only person to serve two non-consecutive terms as president of the United States (1885-1889, 1893-1897). Most people therefore consider him both the twenty-second and twenty-fourth presidents. Cleveland was also the only president to be married while in office.

This vermilion stamp was printed only in sheet form and was issued on November 22, 1938, the same day as the 21-cent Garfield stamp.

While the 22-cent stamp was used in combination with other stamps, finding a solo 22-cent usage to pay postal fees is extremely difficult. Examples include a special delivery (twenty cents) postcard to the Pan-American Union and Spain (two cents) mailed between April 1, 1934, and October 31, 1953, and a special delivery (twenty cents) domestic postcard (two cents) sent while this combination rate was in effect, January 1, 1952, through June 30, 1957.

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