1985 Mary McLeod Bethune Block of 9 Postage Stamps - MNH, OG - Sc# 2137

1985 Mary McLeod Bethune Block of 9 Postage Stamps - MNH, OG - Sc# 2137

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Block of 9 stamps depicting Mary McLeod Bethune. On March 5, 1985 in Washington DC, the USPS issued the eighth stamp in the Black Heritage stamp series, honoring Mary McLeod Bethune. In 1935 she organized the National Council of Negro Women, this stamp celebrates the 50th anniversary of that council. She was the first African American Woman to become the head of a Federal Agency. Mary was appointed as a special assistant to the Secretary of War during World War II to help in the selection of candidates for the Women's Army Corps. She also served as a special adviser on minority affairs to President Roosevelt. Mary worked closely with both President and Mrs. Roosevelt and was a trusted adviser. In 1945 she assisted Eleanor Roosevelt as a special consultant on interracial affairs at the San Francisco Conference of the United Nations Organization.

 

These are real USPS postage stamps that are accepted by the Postal Service as payment for mail however the rates on the stamps must equal or exceed the current appropriate postal mailing cost or extra postage must be paid for if using them for mailing.

 

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.