US 1938 James Abram Garfield (1831-1881) 20c. Scott. 825

US 1938 James Abram Garfield (1831-1881) 20c. Scott. 825

Series: Presidential Issue

Issued date: 10-11-1938 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 20c.

Emission: Definitive
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 825
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 821
Michel (Germany): 432A
Yvert et Tellier (France): 390

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: 2,719,592,600 (estimate)

Note: A common use was for mail to Hawaii and from Hawaii to Guam. There were foreign combination rates that totaled 20c. The stamp paid several domestic registered mail combinations as well.

Description:- James Abram Garfield (1831-1881) was the 20th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1881, until his death six months later, two months after he was shot by an assassin. A lawyer and Civil War general, he served nine terms in the House of Representatives and was the only sitting member of the House to be elected president. Before his candidacy for the White House, he had been elected to the U.S. Senate by the Ohio General Assembly, a position he declined when he became President-elect.