1950 Samuel Gompers Plate Block of 4 3c Postage Stamps - MNH, OG - Sc# 988
On January 27, 1950 in Washington DC; the USPS celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Gompers, an American labor union leader and a key figure in American labor history. Gompers founded the American Federation of Labor (AF of L), and served as that organization's president from 1886 to 1894 and from 1895 until his death in 1924. He promoted harmony among the different craft unions that comprised the AF of L, trying to minimize jurisdictional battles. He promoted "thorough" organization and collective bargaining to secure shorter hours and higher wages, the first essential steps, he believed, to emancipating labor. He also encouraged the AF of L to take political action to "elect their friends" and "defeat their enemies." During World War I, Gompers and the AF of L worked with the government to avoid strikes and boost morale, while raising wage rates and expanding membership. Gompers was born on January 27, 1850 and died on December 13, 1924 at the age of 74.
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.