US 1938 Millard Fillmore (1800-1874) 13c. Scott. 818

US 1938 Millard Fillmore (1800-1874) 13c. Scott. 818

Series: Presidential Issue

Issued date: 22-09-1938 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 13c.

Emission: Definitive
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 818
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 814
Michel (Germany): 425A
Yvert et Tellier (France): 383

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

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

Stamp Colors: Blue green
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10
Gum type: Water activated

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

Total print: 293,750,100 (estimate)

Note: 13c. paid the first class mail plus special delivery fee until Nov. 1944. There were other third and fourth class solo usage rates, usually combined with other services.

Description:- Millard Fillmore (1800-1874) was the 13th President of the United States, serving from 1850 to 1853, the last to be a member of the Whig Party while in the White House. A former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Upstate New York, Fillmore was elected as the 12th Vice President in 1848, and succeeded to the presidency in July 1850 upon the death of U.S. President Zachary Taylor. Fillmore was instrumental in the passing of the Compromise of 1850, a bargain that led to a brief truce in the battle over the expansion of slavery. He failed to win the Whig nomination for president in 1852 but gained the endorsement of the nativist Know Nothing Party four years later and finished third in the 1856 presidential election.