1998 Madam C.J. Walker Black Heritage Single 32c Postage Stamp - Sc# - 3181 - MNH, OG - CX848

1998 Madam C.J. Walker Black Heritage Single 32c Postage Stamp - Sc# - 3181 - MNH, OG - CX848

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1998 Madam C.J. Walker Black Heritage Single 32c Postage Stamp - Sc# - 3181 - MNH, OG - CX848

Sarah Breedlove (December 23, 1867 - May 25, 1919), known as Madam C. J. Walker, was an African-American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a political and social activist. Walker was considered the wealthiest African-American business woman and wealthiest self-made woman in America at the time of her death in 1919.

Walker made her fortune by developing and marketing a line of cosmetics and hair care products for black women through the business she founded, Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company. Born in a village in Louisiana, she moved North to develop her business.

She became known also for her philanthropy and activism. She made financial donations to numerous organizations and became a patron of the arts. Villa Lewaro, Walker's lavish estate in Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, served as a social gathering place for the African-American community.

 

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.