US 1947 George Washington Stamp 10c. Un. 2a

US 1947 George Washington Stamp 10c. Un. 2a

Series: 1847 Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson
Issued Date: 01-07-1847
Face value: 10c.
Emission: Definitive

Catalogue No:-
Unificato (Italy): 2a

Paper: Thin bluish wove paper
Perforation: Imperforate

Themes: Politician, Famous People, Heads of State, Men

Description:- George Washington (1732-1799) was an American military officer, statesman, and Founding Father who served as the 1st president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. Appointed by the Continental Congress as commander of the Continental Army, Washington led the Patriot forces to victory in the American Revolutionary War and served as the president of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, which created the Constitution of the United States and the American federal government. Washington has been called the "Father of the Nation" for his manifold leadership in the formative days of the country.

US Congress finally provided for the issuance of stamps by passing an act on March 3, 1847, and the Postmaster-General immediately let a contract to the New York City engraving firm of Rawdon, Wright, Hatch, and Edson. The first stamp issue of the U.S. was offered for sale on July 1, 1847, in New York City, with Boston receiving stamps the following day and other cities thereafter. They consisted of an engraved 5-cent red brown stamp depicting Benjamin Franklin (the first postmaster of the U.S.), and a 10-cent value in black with George Washington. Like all U.S. stamps until 1857, they were imperforate.

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