US 1879 Henry Clay (1777-1852) 12c. Official OVPT. Scott. O63S

US 1879 Henry Clay (1777-1852) 12c. Official OVPT. Scott. O63S

Series: Official Overprinted Specimen

Issued year: 1879
Face value: 12c.
Emission: Official/Service (Dept Of State)

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): O63S

Stamp Colors: Bluish green
Perforation: line 12
Gum: No gum

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

Note: Carmine Overprint "SPECIMEN"

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.