US 1938 James Monroe (1758-1831) 5c. Scott. 810

US 1938 James Monroe (1758-1831) 5c. Scott. 810

Series: Presidential Issue

Issued date: 21-07-1938 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 5c.

Emission: Definitive
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 810
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 806
Michel (Germany): 417A
Yvert et Tellier (France): 375

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

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

Stamp Colors: Bright blue
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10
Gum type: Water activated

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

Total print: 2,568,730,000 (estimate)

Note: 5c. paid the first ounce on international mail until late 1953 and the domestic air mail rate from 10/1/1946 through the end of 1948.

Description:- James Monroe (1758-1831) was an American statesman, lawyer, diplomat and Founding Father who served as the fifth president of the United States from 1817 to 1825. A member of the Democratic-Republican Party, Monroe was the last president of the Virginia dynasty and the Republican Generation; his presidency coincided with the Era of Good Feelings, concluding the First Party System era of American politics. He is perhaps best known for issuing the Monroe Doctrine, a policy of opposing European colonialism in the Americas while effectively asserting U.S. dominance, empire, and hegemony in the hemisphere. He also served as governor of Virginia, a member of the United States Senate, U.S. ambassador to France and Britain, the seventh Secretary of State, and the eighth Secretary of War.