US 1938 James Knox Polk (1795-1849) 11c. Michel PR423A

US 1938 James Knox Polk (1795-1849) 11c. Michel PR423A

Series: Presidential Issue - Precancels

Issued year: 1938
Face value: 11c.

Emission: Pre-cancelled

Catalogue No:-
Michel (Germany): PR423A

Dimensions (height x width):
25.4mm x 22.2mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Stamp Colors: Ultramarine
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10½

Themes: Famous People, Politician, Head of State, Statesman

Description:- James Knox Polk (1795-1849) was the 11th President of the United States, serving from 1845 to 1849. He previously was the 13th speaker of the House of Representatives (1835–1839) and ninth Governor of Tennessee (1839–1841). A protégé of Andrew Jackson, he was a member of the Democratic Party and an advocate of Jacksonian democracy. Polk is chiefly known for extending the territory of the United States through the Mexican–American War; during his presidency, the United States expanded significantly with the annexation of the Republic of Texas, the Oregon Territory, and the Mexican Cession following American victory in the Mexican–American War.