#1285 – 1966 8c Prominent Americans: Albert Einstein

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U.S. #1285
8¢ Albert Einstein
Prominent Americans Series
 
Issue Date: March 14, 1966
City: Princeton, NJ
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method:
Rotary Press
Color: Violet
 
Prominent Americans Series
The Prominent Americans Series recognizes people who played important roles in U.S. history. Officials originally planned to honor 18 individuals, but later added seven others. The Prominent Americans Series began with the 4¢ Lincoln stamp, which was issued on November 10, 1965. During the course of the series, the 6¢ Eisenhower stamp was reissued with an 8¢ denomination and the 5¢ Washington was redrawn. The 8¢ denomination pictures Albert Einstein.
 
A number of technological changes developed during the course of producing the series, resulting in a number of varieties due to gum, luminescence, precancels and perforations plus sheet, coil and booklet formats. Additionally, seven rate changes occurred while the Prominent Americans Series was current, giving collectors who specialize in first and last day of issue covers an abundance of collecting opportunities.
 
The 8¢ denomination pictures Albert Einstein. A brilliant and energetic man, Einstein revolutionized scientific thought. Although best known for his Theory of Relativity, his contributions to science are many. His equation E=mc2 laid the foundation for atomic energy and led to the development of the atomic bomb.
 
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U.S. #1285
8¢ Albert Einstein
Prominent Americans Series
 
Issue Date: March 14, 1966
City: Princeton, NJ
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method:
Rotary Press
Color: Violet
 
Prominent Americans Series
The Prominent Americans Series recognizes people who played important roles in U.S. history. Officials originally planned to honor 18 individuals, but later added seven others. The Prominent Americans Series began with the 4¢ Lincoln stamp, which was issued on November 10, 1965. During the course of the series, the 6¢ Eisenhower stamp was reissued with an 8¢ denomination and the 5¢ Washington was redrawn. The 8¢ denomination pictures Albert Einstein.
 
A number of technological changes developed during the course of producing the series, resulting in a number of varieties due to gum, luminescence, precancels and perforations plus sheet, coil and booklet formats. Additionally, seven rate changes occurred while the Prominent Americans Series was current, giving collectors who specialize in first and last day of issue covers an abundance of collecting opportunities.
 
The 8¢ denomination pictures Albert Einstein. A brilliant and energetic man, Einstein revolutionized scientific thought. Although best known for his Theory of Relativity, his contributions to science are many. His equation E=mc2 laid the foundation for atomic energy and led to the development of the atomic bomb.