US 1938 William Howard Taft (1857-1930) 50c. Scott. 831

US 1938 William Howard Taft (1857-1930) 50c. Scott. 831

Series: Presidential Issue

Issued date: 08-12-1938 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 50c.

Emission: Definitive
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 831
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 827
Michel (Germany): 438A
Yvert et Tellier (France): 396

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

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

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

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

Total print: 615,638,040 (estimate)

Note: 50c. paid the trans-pacific air mail rate for oz. and this stamp was sometimes used in lieu of the air mail stamp for that rate. This stamp saw registry and special delivery use and, like the 30c. stamp, was a convenient multiple to make-up higher rates.

Description:- William Howard Taft (1857-1930) was the 27th President of the United States (19091913) and the tenth Chief Justice of the United States (19211930), the only person to have held both offices. Taft was elected President in 1908, the chosen successor of Theodore Roosevelt, but was defeated for reelection in 1912 by Woodrow Wilson after Roosevelt split the Republican vote by running as a third-party candidate. In 1921, President Warren G. Harding appointed Taft to be chief justice, a position he held until a month before his death.