US 1967 Frederick Douglass 25c. Scott. 1290

US 1967 Frederick Douglass 25c. Scott. 1290

Series: Prominent Americans Definitives

Stamp details: Frederick Douglass (1817 or 1818-1895)

Issued date: 14-02-1967 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 25c.

Emission: Definitive
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1290
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1273
Michel (Germany): 916x
Yvert et Tellier (France): 823(A)

Dimensions (height x width):
26mm x 22mm

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

Stamp Colors: Lake
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10
Paper: Tagged

Themes: Famous People, Author, Literary People

Description:- Frederick Douglass (1817 or 1818-1895) was an American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, becoming famous for his oratory and incisive antislavery writings. Accordingly, he was described by abolitionists in his time as a living counterexample to slaveholders' arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. Northerners at the time found it hard to believe that such a great orator had once been a slave. It was in response to this disbelief that Douglass wrote his first autobiography.