Abraham Lincoln 1965 US stamp

Saturday, December 15, 2007

in Famous People

It probably won't come as a surprise that I have a particular liking for small stamps that have the feel of the very first stamp - the Penny Black! This 4 cent US postage stamp featuring President Abraham Lincoln was issued on 19 November, 1965 as part of the Prominent Americans Issue between 1965 -1978 and features an instantly recognisable and almost iconic profile portrait of the assassinated president.

This striking little stamp was designed by Bill Hyde and engraved by J. S. Creamer.

Abraham Lincoln US Postage Stamp

1286A 12c Henry FORD PLATE BLOCK OF 4 MNH Prominent Americans
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12781305 Prominent Americans Series of 1965 81 MNH 15 different stamps
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1287 1299 1304 1966 81 Mint 3 different Prominent Americans joint line pairs
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US Stamp 21 Giannini MNH sheet Prominent Americans series June 27 1973
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1279 PB 1967 1 1 4c PROMINENT AMERICAN ISSUE MINT OG NH
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US Stamps Scott 1278 1c Jefferson Prominent American Series 1968 MINT OG NH VF
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First day of issue 2 22 1966 Prominent American George Washington plt blk 4
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First day of issue 1967 Prominent American Andrew Jackson Scott 1286
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1288 FDC Oliver Wendell Holmes Prominent Americans single stamp Art Craft
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1293 FDC Lucy Stone Prominent Americans single stamp Artmaster Cachet
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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Teresa April 15, 2008 at 7:06 am

I have this stamp! I found it laying in the bottom of an old wooden box. I asked if i could have the box which turned out to be an old army chest after it was going to be tossed into the trash. This stamp was the only thing inside! Thanks for the info.
Teresa

Susie Cunningham June 7, 2010 at 10:13 pm

I have a Abraham Lincoln 1965 stamp like the one above. I would like to know how much its worth

Debs June 8, 2010 at 11:37 am

hi susie…the stamp is only worth a few cents!

Dale Wooten June 4, 2012 at 5:19 pm

I opened an old stamp machine to find 12 five cent stamps and 2 four cent. Anyone interested in them?

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