Founding Fathers on Stamps

Discussion in 'Stamp Chat' started by Peter T Davis, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Administrator Moderator

    In this thread, we post stamps with the founding fathers of our country on them.



    I'll start, George Washington, First President of the USA.

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  2. Gunny

    Gunny Retired Jarhead Moderator

    I'll add a Ben Franklin to the mix. It's a Scott #24.

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  3. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    August 19, 1947, Republic of the Philippines issued air mail stamps featuring portraits of Presidents Manuel Quezon (Commonwealth Philippines President) and President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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  4. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Moderator Moderator

    Here's Alexander Hamilton on a Documentary tax stamp.

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  5. Gunny

    Gunny Retired Jarhead Moderator

    Got to have Thomas Jefferson represented.

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  6. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Moderator Moderator

    2c documentary stamp shows Oliver Wolcott, a founding father most people do not recognize as such or are very familiar with. The 25c documentary stamp is of S.D. Ingham, a contemporary of Andrew Jackson, not a founding father. I found the stamps on together on pic.[​IMG]
     
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  7. Larry L. Taylor

    Larry L. Taylor Active Member

    Wonder if rather than focusing on US founding fathers, we chose to expand to include 'revolutionaries'. Then we could add people like Paul Revere and Nathaniel Hale and Morgan and Rogers and Von Stuben and . . . ?
     
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  8. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Administrator Moderator

    Sounds good to me Larry
     
  9. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Both stamps look good and neat.
     
  10. littleriverphil

    littleriverphil Active Member

    Alexander Hamilton did a lot of founding :) so I'll put him up again, in most of his various colors of the U.S. Departmentals. These are card proofs, and some Trial Colors.

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  11. littleriverphil

    littleriverphil Active Member

    Since we're founding, we'll need a Navy man, I nominate Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, as seen on the Departmentals, and a few Trial Colors.

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  12. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Nice color variations. Both are good looking sets. :)
     
  13. littleriverphil

    littleriverphil Active Member

    Thanks! :) Those are just the 30 and 90 Cent values, there are nine departments, each with their own stamps.Since this board is world wide, the following list will show how large this set really is. The nine departments and number of stamps issued to them are;
    Agriculture..............9 stamps
    Executive............... 5 stamps
    Interior..................10 stamps
    Justice...................10 stamps
    Navy......................11 stamps
    State.....................15 stamps The dollar values are different.
    Treasury................11 stamps
    War......................11 Stamps
    Post Office..............10 stamps............this set uses numerals rather than the same vignettes as the other Departments. Here are the 4 dollar State values.

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  14. littleriverphil

    littleriverphil Active Member

    A full set of War Department card proofs in the plum shade. This shade was not a trial color, but a different shade used for one of the five different printings of these card proofs.

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  15. littleriverphil

    littleriverphil Active Member

    My last post took us a bit off topic, so back to our founding fathers with another look at Thomas Jefferson.

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    Jefferson Proofs 2.JPG
     
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  16. littleriverphil

    littleriverphil Active Member

    Just for fun, I'll toss in a General from our war with Mexico, ole Fuss N Feathers his own self, General Winfield Scott.

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  17. littleriverphil

    littleriverphil Active Member

    By now everybody should have a good idea which are trial colors, but if not, here's a clue, all of this next set are trial colors, produced for the 1818 International Cotton Exhibition in Altanta, as are the other trial colors that I've posted here are. You will notice that there are two detail scans included, the 2c is because of the tool mark in the left margin and the 24c is because of the extra blue spot under General Scott's eye, making him look like he has a black....errr .....blue eye. By the way, there are 5 trial colors.

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  18. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Good looking sets. Although the ones with variation of colors look more appealing for me.
     
  19. littleriverphil

    littleriverphil Active Member

    That is one of the reason that the Departmental stamps are not as popular as the regularly issued U.S Bank note stamps, the fact that each department was one color for all values. Your's is the majority's opinion.
     
  20. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Yes, I also think that majority would want that there are variations. :)
     
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