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

USPS 1978 PROMINENT AMERICAN SERIES w some mint stamps Scott 1278 1295
USPS 1978 PROMINENT AMERICAN SERIES w some mint stamps Scott 1278 1295
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1400  PROMINENT AMERICANS  21c AP GIANNINI
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SCOTT1286 10c PROMINENT AMERICANS CITY PRECANCEL NH
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US 1278 1295 PROMINENT AMERICANS ISSUED 1965 75 SET OF 27 STAMPS MNH
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US 1278 1295 PROMINENT AMERICANS ISSUED 1965 75 SET OF 27 STAMPS MNH
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US PROMINENT AMERICANS 1965 PLATE BLOCKS
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JOHN DEWEY PROMINENT AMERICANS 1968 COVERCRAFT CACHET FDC + INFO CARD UNADDR
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1393D  7c BENJAMIN FRANKLIN  PROMINENT AMERICANS  VAR 3
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1399  18c ELIZABETH BLACKWELL  PROMINENT AMERICANS  VAR 2
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Scott  1286 Prominent Americans 10c Andrew Jackson Plate Block Use Zip Code
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{ 5 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?

Russell Stein March 3, 2017 at 2:30 am

Susie, I have been looking around, and on e-bay they go for anywhere from 16.00 to buy now at 100.00 so you be the judge, However they are worth far more than a few cents !!!

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