1968 Thomas Paine Plate Block of 4 40c Postage Stamps - MNH, OG - Sc# 1292
On April 3 1973 in New York, NY; the USPS honored Thomas Paine, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was an author, pamphleteer, radical, inventor, intellectual, revolutionary, known most for his widely pamphlet "Common Sense" that advocated colonial independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. He also authored the pro-revolutionary pamphlet series "The American Crisis". Paine was born on February 9, 1737 and died on June 8, 1809 at the age of 72.
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 in that 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.