US 1955 Patrick Henry (1736-1799) $1 Scott. 1052


US 1955 Patrick Henry (1736-1799) $1 Scott. 1052


Series: Liberty Issue

Stamp details: Patrick Henry (1736-1799), former Governor of Virginia

Issued date: 07-10-1955 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: $1

Emission: Definitive
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1052
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1052
Michel (Germany): 674A
Yvert et Tellier (France): 605
Unificato (Italy): 842

Dimensions (height x width):
25mm x 21.5mm

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

Stamp Colors: Purple
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10

Themes: Famous People, Politician

Note: Wet printing - paper thinner, more cream-colored, design appears somewhat muddied.

Description:- Patrick Henry (1736-1799) was an American attorney, planter, politician and orator known for declaring to the Second Virginia Convention (1775): "Give me liberty, or give me death!" A Founding Father, he served as the first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia, from 1776 to 1779 and from 1784 to 1786.

A native of Hanover County, Virginia, Henry was for the most part educated at home. After an unsuccessful venture running a store, as well as assisting his father-in-law at Hanover Tavern, he became a lawyer through self-study. Beginning his practice in 1760, Henry soon became prominent through his victory in the Parson's Cause against the Anglican clergy. He was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses, where he quickly became notable for his inflammatory rhetoric against the Stamp Act of 1765.
Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Henry