1940 Famous Americans #859-893

1940 Famous Americans #859-93

A historic honor roll of renowned authors, poets, educators, composers, artists and inventors. This set ranks among the most popular with collectors. President Franklin Roosevelt showed more than a passing interest in the stamps issued during his administration. He used executive powers and friendly persuasion to select 35 authors, poets, educators, scientists, composers, artists and inventors for this special series.

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  1. # 859S - Famous Americans set of 35 - (859-893)
    mint
    $56.00
    used
    $25.00
  2. # 859 - 1¢ Washington Irving - Author
    mint
    $0.40
    used
    $0.20
    PB
    $2.00
    FDC
    $4.00
  3. # 860 - 2¢ James Fenimore Cooper - Author
    mint
    $0.50
    used
    $0.20
    PB
    $2.00
    FDC
    $4.00
  4. # 861 - 3¢ Ralph Waldo Emerson - Author
    mint
    $0.55
    used
    $0.20
    PB
    $2.00
    FDC
    $4.00
  5. # 862 - 5¢ Louisa May Alcott - Author
    mint
    $0.85
    used
    $0.60
    PB
    $15.00
    FDC
    $6.00
  6. # 863 - 10¢ Samuel Clemens - Author
    mint
    $3.50
    used
    $2.75
    PB
    $55.00
    FDC
    $12.00
  7. # 864 - 1¢ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Poet
    mint
    $0.50
    used
    $0.20
    PB
    $3.00
    FDC
    $4.00
  8. # 865 - 2¢ John Greenleaf Whittier - Poet
    mint
    $0.50
    used
    $0.20
    PB
    $3.50
    FDC
    $4.00
  9. # 866 - 3¢ James Russell Lowell - Poet
    mint
    $0.45
    used
    $0.20
    PB
    $4.00
    FDC
    $4.00
  10. # 867 - 5¢ Walt Whitman - Poet
    mint
    $1.20
    used
    $0.40
    PB
    $16.50
    FDC
    $5.00
  11. # 868 - 10¢ James Whitcomb Riley - Poet
    mint
    $3.50
    used
    $3.50
    PB
    $55.00
    FDC
    $6.00
  12. # 869 - 1¢ Horace Mann - Educator
    mint
    $0.30
    used
    $0.20
    PB
    $3.00
    FDC
    $4.00
  13. # 870 - 2¢ Mark Hopkins - Educator
    mint
    $0.35
    used
    $0.20
    PB
    $2.50
    FDC
    $4.00
  14. # 871 - 3¢ Charles W. Eliot - Educator
    mint
    $0.45
    used
    $0.20
    PB
    $4.50
    FDC
    $4.00
  15. # 872 - 5¢ Frances E. Willard - Educator
    mint
    $1.00
    used
    $0.40
    PB
    $19.50
    FDC
    $5.00
  16. # 873 - 10¢ Booker T. Washington - Educator
    mint
    $4.50
    used
    $2.50
    PB
    $42.50
    FDC
    $12.50
  17. # 874 - 1¢ John James Audubon - Scientist
    mint
    $0.30
    used
    $0.20
    PB
    $2.00
    FDC
    $5.00
  18. # 875 - 2¢ Crawford W. Long - Scientist
    mint
    $0.30
    used
    $0.20
    PB
    $2.00
    FDC
    $5.00
  19. # 876 - 3¢ Luther Burbank - Scientist
    mint
    $0.50
    used
    $0.20
    PB
    $2.00
    FDC
    $4.00
  20. # 877 - 5¢ Walter Reed - Scientist
    mint
    $0.75
    used
    $0.30
    PB
    $14.00
    FDC
    $5.00