US 1938 James Knox Polk (1795-1849) 11c. Scott. 816

US 1938 James Knox Polk (1795-1849) 11c. Scott. 816

Series: Presidential Issue

Issued date: 08-09-1938 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 11c.

Emission: Definitive
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 816
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 812
Michel (Germany): 423A
Yvert et Tellier (France): 381

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

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

Stamp Colors: Ultramarine
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10½
Gum type: Water activated

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

Total print: 618,689,700 (estimate)

Note: 11c. paid triple the foreign mail rate (5c. + 3c. + 3c.). It also paid 4th class rates to various zones and the domestic special delivery postcard rate through most of 1944.

Description:- James Knox Polk (1795-1849) was the 11th President of the United States, serving from 1845 to 1849. He previously was the 13th speaker of the House of Representatives (1835–1839) and ninth Governor of Tennessee (1839–1841). A protégé of Andrew Jackson, he was a member of the Democratic Party and an advocate of Jacksonian democracy. Polk is chiefly known for extending the territory of the United States through the Mexican–American War; during his presidency, the United States expanded significantly with the annexation of the Republic of Texas, the Oregon Territory, and the Mexican Cession following American victory in the Mexican–American War.