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Lincoln Centenary of Birth Issue

2c carmine Abraham Lincoln Centenary of Birth plate proof

Scott Catalogue USA: 369, 367, 368
Description:

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing printed its third U.S. definitive stamp series in 1908. Every stamp in the series pictured either George Washington or Benjamin Franklin, and the public protested that Lincoln had been slighted on the eve of his 100th birthday. In response, this commemorative stamp was created from a bust of Lincoln by the great sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens and issued on the centenary date. Two cents paid the domestic first class letter rate at the time. Like the 5¢ blue Lincoln of 1903, this stamp was later reissued in imperforate and coil formats.

Date:
February 12, 1909
Medium:
paper; ink (carmine)
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 20 1/2 x 18 1/8 in. (52.07 x 46.04 cm)
Museum ID:
0.242263.5427
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Additional Records
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  • 2c carmine Abraham Lincoln Centenary of Birth plate proof
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