US 1870 Henry Clay (1777-1852) 12c. Scott. 140A


US 1870 Henry Clay (1777-1852) 12c. Scott. 140A


Series: 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled

Issued year: 1870
Face value: 12c.
Emission: Definitive

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 140A

Dimensions (height x width):
28.6mm x 25.4mm

Stamp Colors: Dull violet
Perforation: line 12

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

Note: I Grill, 8x10mm (10-11 x 10-13 points).

Description:- Henry Clay Sr. (1777-1852) was an American attorney and statesman who represented Kentucky in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. He was the seventh House speaker as well as the ninth secretary of state, also receiving electoral votes for president in the 1824, 1832, and 1844 presidential elections. He helped found both the National Republican Party and the Whig Party. For his role in defusing sectional crises, he earned the appellation of the "Great Compromiser" and was part of the "Great Triumvirate" of Congressmen, alongside fellow Whig Daniel Webster and John C. Calhoun.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Clay