US 1938 James Madison (1751-1836) 4c. Scott. 808

US 1938 James Madison (1751-1836) 4c. Scott. 808

Series: Presidential Issue

Issued date: 01-07-1938 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 4c.

Emission: Definitive
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 808
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 804
Michel (Germany): 415A
Yvert et Tellier (France): 373

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

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

Stamp Colors: Red violet
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10
Gum type: Water activated

Themes: Politicians, Famous People, Heads of State

Total print: 905,230,500 (estimate)

Note: 4c. paid twice the local rate. In Aug. 1958, the 1st class rate was raised to 4c. Although the new Liberty Series was out, the 4c. Prexie stamp was still available and paid the single letter rate. Pre-1958 letters with a solo 4 stamp are overpayment of the 3c. rate.

Description:- James Madison Jr. (1751-1836) was an American statesman, diplomat, and Founding Father who served as the fourth President of the United States from 1809 to 1817. He is hailed as the "Father of the Constitution" for his pivotal role in drafting and promoting the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights.

He served as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates and the Continental Congress during and after the American Revolutionary War. Disillusioned by the weak national government established by the Articles of Confederation, he helped organize the Constitutional Convention, which produced a new constitution. Madison's Virginia Plan served as the basis for the Convention's deliberations, and he was one of the most influential individuals at the convention. He became one of the leaders in the movement to ratify the Constitution, and joined Alexander Hamilton and John Jay in writing The Federalist Papers, a series of pro-ratification essays that was one of the most influential works of political science in American history.