US 1965 750th Anniversary of Magna Carta 5c. Scott. 1265

US 1965 750th Anniversary of Magna Carta 5c. Scott. 1265

Series: 750th Anniversary of Magna Carta Issue

Stamp details: Procession of Barons and King John's Crown

Issued date: 15-06-1965 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 5c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1265
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1247
Michel (Germany): 881
Yvert et Tellier (France): 782

Dimensions (height x width):
25mm x 40mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Giori Press

Stamp Colors: Black, yellow ocher and red lilac
Perforation: Perf 11 x 11

Themes: Horses, Animals, Crown, Knights, Flags

Total print: 120,135,000 (estimate)

Description: Magna Carta Libertatum (Great Charter of Freedoms), commonly called Magna Carta, is a royal charter of rights agreed to by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor, on 15 June 1215. First drafted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Cardinal Stephen Langton, to make peace between the unpopular king and a group of rebel barons, it promised the protection of church rights, protection for the barons from illegal imprisonment, access to swift justice, and limitations on feudal payments to the Crown, to be implemented through a council of 25 barons. Neither side stood behind their commitments, and the charter was annulled by Pope Innocent III, leading to the First Barons' War.