#1286A – 1968 12c Henry Ford

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U.S. #1286A
12¢ Henry Ford
Prominent Americans Series
 
Issue Date: July 30, 1968
City: Greenfield Village, MI
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method:
Rotary Press
Color: Black
 
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.
 
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 12¢ denomination pictures automaker Henry Ford (1863-1947). The founder of Ford Motor Company, Ford was also introduced assembly lines used in mass production, was a supporter of worker’s welfare and a pacifist. 
 
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U.S. #1286A
12¢ Henry Ford
Prominent Americans Series
 
Issue Date: July 30, 1968
City: Greenfield Village, MI
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method:
Rotary Press
Color: Black
 
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.
 
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 12¢ denomination pictures automaker Henry Ford (1863-1947). The founder of Ford Motor Company, Ford was also introduced assembly lines used in mass production, was a supporter of worker’s welfare and a pacifist.