US 1938 Martha Dandridge Custis Washington (1731-1802) 1c. Scott. 805

US 1938 Martha Dandridge Custis Washington (1731-1802) 1c. Scott. 805

Series: Presidential Issue

Issued date: 05-05-1938 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 1c.

Emission: Definitive
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 805
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 801
Michel (Germany): 412A
Yvert et Tellier (France): 370
Unificato (Italy): 593

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

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary press

Stamp Colors: Bistre brown
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10
Gum type: Water activated

Themes: Famous People, Woman

Total print: 21,727,162,500 (estimate)

Note: 1 paid the 3rd class rate per oz., including unsealed Christmas cards, and the 4th class book rate per lb. Non-profits used the stamp for up to 2 oz. from 1952-58. Non-philatelic usage of the vertical coils paying proper postage is extremely rare and even rarer with the Canal Zone overprint.

Description:- Martha Dandridge Custis Washington (1731-1802) was the wife of George Washington, the first President of the United States. Although the title was not coined until after her death, Martha Washington served as the inaugural First lady of the United States. During her lifetime, she was often referred to as "Lady Washington".