US 1867 George Washington (1732-1799) 5c. Scott. PR4 | Newspaper Stamp

US 1867 George Washington (1732-1799) 5c. Scott. PR4 | Newspaper Stamp

Series: Newspaper Stamps

Issued Date: 01-01-1867 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 5c.
Emission: Newspaper
Watermark: No Watermark (White border)

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): PR4
Michel (Germany): Z4a
Yvert et Tellier (France): J4

Stamp Colors: Light blue
Perforation: line 12
Paper: Yellowish
Gum: No gum

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

Printer: The National Bank Note Co.

Description:- A newspaper stamp is a special type of postage stamp used to pay the cost of mailing newspapers and other periodicals. Although many types were issued in the 19th century, typically representing rates reduced from regular mail, they generally fell out of use in the mid-20th century, as mail services began to arrange bulk handling directly with publishers.

The exact use of newspaper stamps varied; small-value stamps were generally intended to be affixed to newspaper wrappers, in much the fashion of regular mail, but with values usually less than regular stamps. Higher values were used on bundles of newspapers, and later on receipts.

The first newspaper stamp was issued by Austria in 1851, and a number of nations soon followed suit. The newspaper stamps of the United States, in use from 1865 to 1898, were always intended for bulk shipments, and with face values ranging up to US$100, are the highest-value newspaper stamps. Newspaper stamps seem to have been printed in great quantities, and almost all types are today inexpensive and easily acquired.

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.

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