US 1938 Zachary Taylor (1784-1850) 12c. Scott. 817

US 1938 Zachary Taylor (1784-1850) 12c. Scott. 817

Series: Presidential Issue

Issued date: 14-09-1938 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 12c.

Emission: Definitive
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 817
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 813
Michel (Germany): 424A
Yvert et Tellier (France): 382

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

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

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

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

Total print: 664,333,800 (estimate)

Note: The 12c. paid quadruple the 1st class rate and double the air mail rate for much of its life. Its single-rate usages were primarily fourth class, but there were other limited specialty usages as well, for example, a local special delivery letter and 3rd class mail with minimum insurance.

Description:- Zachary Taylor (1784-1850) was an American military leader who served as the 12th President of the United States from 1849 until his death in 1850. Taylor previously was a career officer in the United States Army, rising to the rank of Major General and becoming a national hero as a result of his victories in the Mexican–American War. As a result, he won election to the White House despite his vague political beliefs. His top priority as president was preserving the Union. He died sixteen months into his term, having made no progress on the most divisive issue in Congress, slavery.