US 1940 Author James Fenimore Cooper 2c. Scott. 860

US 1940 Author James Fenimore Cooper 2c. Scott. 860

Series: Famous Americans Issue - Authors

Issued date: 29-01-1940 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 2c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 860
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 857
Michel (Germany): 456
Yvert et Tellier (France): 414

Dimensions (height x width):
29mm x 26mm

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

Stamp Colors: Pink carmine
Perforation: Perf 10 x 11

Themes: Author, Writer, Literature, Feather, Famous People

Total print: 53,177,110 (estimate)

Description:- James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) was an American writer of the first half of the 19th century, whose historical romances depicting colonist and Indigenous characters from the 17th to the 19th centuries brought him fame and fortune. He lived much of his boyhood and the last fifteen years of life in Cooperstown, New York, which was founded by his father William Cooper on property that he owned. Cooper became a member of the Episcopal Church shortly before his death and contributed generously to it. He attended Yale University for three years, where he was a member of the Linonian Society.