US 1938 Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 16c. Scott. 821

US 1938 Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 16c. Scott. 821

Series: Presidential Issue

Issued date: 20-10-1938 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 16c.

Emission: Definitive
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 821
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 817
Michel (Germany): 428A
Yvert et Tellier (France): 386

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

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

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

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

Total print: 100,598,400 (estimate)

Note: Scarce on cover, the16c. paid the air mail special delivery rate until 1944 and, from Nov.1944 to the end of 1948 it paid the special delivery plus 1st class letter rate. It had other 4th class, book and special service uses as well and of course could be used to make-up a combination of service or multiple rates.

Description:- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was an American lawyer and statesman who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War and succeeded in preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, bolstering the federal government, and modernizing the U.S. economy.