US 1968 Oliver Wendell Holmes 15c. Scott. 1288

US 1968 Oliver Wendell Holmes 15c. Scott. 1288

US 1968 Oliver Wendell Holmes 15c. Scott. 1288 Type I

Series: Prominent Americans Definitives

Stamp details: Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841-1935)

Issued date: 08-03-1968 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 15c.

Emission: Definitive

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1288
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1271
Michel (Germany): 944IyA
Yvert et Tellier (France): 821c

Dimensions (height x width):
25mm x 22mm

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

Stamp Colors: Pink claret
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10½
Paper: Tagged

Themes: Famous People, Jurist

Note: Type I: Necktie barely touches coat at bottom ; crosshatching of tie strong and complete.

Description:- Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841-1935) was an American jurist and legal scholar who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932. He is one of the most widely cited U.S. Supreme Court justices and most influential American common law judges in history, noted for his long service, pithy opinions—particularly those on civil liberties and American constitutional democracy—and deference to the decisions of elected legislatures. Holmes retired from the court at the age of 90, an unbeaten record for oldest justice on the Supreme Court. He previously served as a Brevet Colonel in the American Civil War, in which he was wounded three times, as an associate justice and chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and as Weld Professor of Law at his alma mater, Harvard Law School. His positions, distinctive personality, and writing style made him a popular figure, especially with American progressives.