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5-cent Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), hero of the Spanish-American War and the Battle of San Juan Hill, conservationist, and president of the United States appeared on the 5-cent stamp. Issued in 1922, the stamp was commonly used on letters to foreign destinations. Its blue color conformed to Universal Postal Union regulations for stamps used on foreign mail. Clair Aubrey Huston designed the stamp. The vignette, engraved by John Eissler, was based on a photograph taken of Roosevelt by the Washington, D.C., firm of Harris & Ewing in 1907. Edward M. Hall, Joachim C. Benzing, and Edward E. Meyers engraved the frame. Initially printed from the flat plate press, it was later printed on the Stickney rotary press in both sheet and coil format.


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  • 5c Theodore Roosevelt single
  • 5c Theodore Roosevelt block of twenty
  • 5c Theodore Roosevelt misperforation in block of eight
  • 5c Theodore Roosevelt plate proof
  • 5c Theodore Roosevelt plate proof
  • 5c Theodore Roosevelt top plate block of six
  • 5c Theodore Roosevelt block of twenty
  • 5c Theodore Roosevelt plate block of four
  • 5c Theodore Roosevelt plate proof
  • 5c Theodore Roosevelt single
  • 5c Theodore Roosevelt coil pair
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