US 1938 Andrew Johnson (1808-1875) 17c. Scott. 822

US 1938 Andrew Johnson (1808-1875) 17c. Scott. 822

Series: Presidential Issue

Issued date: 27-10-1938 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 17c.

Emission: Definitive
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 822
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 818
Michel (Germany): 429A
Yvert et Tellier (France): 387

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

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

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

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

Total print: 313,922,600 (estimate)

Note: 17c. paid the registry fee on local letters until 3/26/1944. Five oz. letters sent surface mail to UPU countries were also 17c. There were other 3rd and 4th class solo usages, particularly in combination with insurance.

Description:- Andrew Johnson (1808-1875) was the 17th President of the United States, serving from 1865 to 1869. He assumed the presidency as he was Vice President at the time of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Johnson was a Democrat who ran with Lincoln on the National Union ticket, coming to office as the Civil War concluded. He favored quick restoration of the seceded states to the Union without protection for the newly freed people who were formerly enslaved. This led to conflict with the Republican-dominated Congress, culminating in his impeachment by the House of Representatives in 1868. He was acquitted in the Senate by one vote.