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US Presidents Issue

1938

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There are 32 stamps in the Presidential Issue of 1938 (excluding variations) and they range from ½c to $5. The lower denominations from ½c to 50c were rotary press printed whereas the 3 higher denominations $1 to $5 were flat plate printed.

Each stamp, except for the 1½c and the 4½c, depicts the portrait of a US president along with the presidents name and in some cases his period in office, e.g. the 2c stamps is inscribed 'JOHN ADAMS 1797-1801'.

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Scott 803 to 831
US Presidents
Rotary Press Printing

Issued 1938 on unwatermarked paper and perf 11:10½.

Scott 803
½c
deep orange
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Scott 804
1c
green
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Scott 805
1½c
bistre brown
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Scott 806
2c
rose-carmine
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Scott 807
3c
deep violet
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Scott 808
4c
red-violet
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Scott 809
4½c
dark grey
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Scott 810
5c
bright blue
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Scott 811
6c
red-orange
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Scott 812
7c
sepia
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Scott 813
8c
olive-green
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Scott 814
9c
rose-pink
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Scott 815
10c
brown-red
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Scott 816
11c
ultramarine
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Scott 817
12c
bright violet
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Scott 818
13c
blue-green
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Scott 819
14c
blue
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Scott 820
15c
blue-grey
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Scott 821
16c
black
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Scott 822
17c
rose-red
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Scott 823
18c
brown-carmine
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Scott 824
19c
bright-violet
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Scott 825
20c
bright blue-green
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Scott 826
21c
dull blue
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Scott 827
22c
vermillion
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Scott 828
24c
grey-black
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Scott 829
25c
deep red-lilac
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Scott 830
30c
deep ultramarine
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Scott 831
50c
bright red-violet
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Scott 832 to 834
US Presidents
Flat Plate Printing

Issued 1938 on unwatermarked paper and perf 11:10½.

Scott 832
$1
purple and black
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Scott 833
$2
yellow-green and black
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Scott 834
$5
carmine and black or brown and black
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09-Apr-2020 01:49