1940 James Whitcomb Riley Single 10c Postage Stamp - MNH, OG - Sc# 868

1940 James Whitcomb Riley Single 10c Postage Stamp - MNH, OG - Sc# 868

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1940 James Whitcomb Riley Single 10c Postage Stamp - MNH, OG - Sc# 868

This stamp, issued in 1940, commemorates James Whitcomb Riley, a poet best known for revealing the culture of America's Midwest. Riley's popularity during his lifetime was so great that newly elected President Benjamin Harrison suggested Riley be named "poet laureate" (nation's official poet) - an honor that was not granted to any U.S. poet until the 1930s

 

These are real USPS postage stamps that are accepted by the USA Postal Service as payment for mail posted in the USA however the total rates on the stamps posted must equal or exceed the current appropriate postal mailing rate or extra postage must be paid.

 

The stamp set shown in the picture is a stock photo and is likely not a picture of the exact stamp set you will receive and it may differ in plate number and/or orientation. However the item you will receive will be similar including having a plate number (if one is present in the photos) and the same number of stamps. Stamps titled as MNH, OG will have no significant creases or unnatural gum disturbances unless otherwise noted.