US 1938 James Buchanan (1791-1868) 15c. Scott. 820

US 1938 James Buchanan (1791-1868) 15c. Scott. 820

Series: Presidential Issue

Issued date: 13-10-1938 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 15c.

Emission: Definitive
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 820
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 816
Michel (Germany): 427A
Yvert et Tellier (France): 385

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

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

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

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

Total print: 1.93 billion (estimate)

Note: 15c. paid the air mail rate to various international destinations and to domestic territories. It paid the registry on what would have otherwise been free mail. There were also various 4th class uses and, of course, multiples of other rates.

Description:- James Buchanan Jr. (1791-1868) was an American lawyer, diplomat and politician who served as the 15th President of the United States from 1857 to 1861. He previously served as Secretary of State from 1845 to 1849 and represented Pennsylvania in both houses of the U.S. Congress. He was an advocate for states' rights, particularly regarding slavery, and minimized the role of the federal government preceding the Civil War. Buchanan was the last president born in the 18th Century.