US 1938 John Tyler (1790-1862) 10c. Scott. 815

US 1938 John Tyler (1790-1862) 10c. Scott. 815

Series: Presidential Issue

Issued date: 02-09-1938 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 10c.

Emission: Definitive
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 815
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 811
Michel (Germany): 422A
Yvert et Tellier (France): 380
Unificato (Italy): 603

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

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

Stamp Colors: Brown red
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10
Gum type: Water activated

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

Total print: 3,849,605,900 (estimate)

Note: 10c. paid the international air mail rate to many destinations, particularly Latin America and several South Pacific island to island air mail routes.

Description:- John Tyler (1790-1862) was the tenth President of the United States, serving from 1841 to 1845, after briefly holding office as the tenth Vice President in 1841. He was elected vice president on the 1840 Whig ticket with President William Henry Harrison, succeeding to the presidency after Harrison's death 31 days after assuming office. Tyler was a stalwart supporter and advocate of states' rights, including regarding slavery, and he adopted nationalistic policies as president only when they did not infringe on the powers of the states. His unexpected rise to the presidency posed a threat to the presidential ambitions of Henry Clay and other Whig politicians, and left Tyler estranged from both of the nation's major political parties at the time.