US 1938 John Adams (1735-1826) 2c. Scott. 806

US 1938 John Adams (1735-1826) 2c. Scott. 806

Series: Presidential Issue

Issued date: 03-06-1938 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 2c.

Emission: Definitive
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 806
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 802
Michel (Germany): 413A
Yvert et Tellier (France): 371
Unificato (Italy): 594

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

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

Stamp Colors: Pink carmine
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10
Gum type: Water activated

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

Total print: 25,038,485,700 (estimate)

Note: 2c. paid the drop rate through 3/25/1944, as well as the 3rd class rate after 1/1/1949 (particularly Christmas cards), and the postcard rate from 1/1/1952 to 7/31/1958

Description:- John Adams (1735-1826) was an American statesman, attorney, diplomat, writer, and Founding Father who served as the second president of the United States from 1797 to 1801. Before his presidency, he was a leader of the American Revolution that achieved independence from Great Britain and during the war, served as a diplomat in Europe. He was twice elected vice president, serving from 1789 to 1797 in a prestigious role with little power. Adams was a dedicated diarist and regularly corresponded with many important contemporaries, including his wife and adviser Abigail Adams as well as his friend and rival Thomas Jefferson.