#857 – 1939 3c Printing Tercentenary

Condition
Price
Qty
- Mint Stamp(s)
Ships in 1 business day. i$0.40
$0.40
- Used Single Stamp(s)
Ships in 1 business day. i$0.20
$0.20
6 More - Click Here
Mounts - Click Here
Condition
Price
Qty
- MM50230x45mm 50 Vertical Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1 business day. i
$3.50
$3.50
- MM420330x45mm 50 Vertical Clear Bottom-Weld Mounts
Ships in 1 business day. i
$3.50
$3.50
U.S. #857
1939 3¢ Printing Tercentenary

Issue Date: September 25, 1939
First City: New York, New York
Quantity Issued: 71,394,750
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary Press
Perforation: 10 ½ x 11
Color: Violet
 
U.S. #857 commemorates the 300th anniversary of the Stephen Daye Press – the first printing press used in Colonial America. Daye was a locksmith who journeyed to America in 1638. As repayment for the transport of him and his family, he built a printing press for the Reverend John Glover. 
 
Glover died on the journey to the New World, but Daye still built the press for Glover’s widow. Finished in 1639, it is generally believed that the first item printed was the “Freeman’s Oath,” a type of newspaper. He printed the “Bay Psalm Book” in 1641 – the first book printed in the American colonies. As a reward for his efforts, Daye was later granted 300 acres of land.
 
 
Read More - Click Here


  • 2019 First-Class Forever Stamp - First Moon Landing NEW 2019 Moon Landing Stamps

    Commemorates the 50th anniversary of man’s first footstep on the moon’s surface by Neil Armstrong, Commander of the Apollo 11 mission.  First-ever US stamps to be printed on chrome paper!

    $2.25- $195.00
    BUY NOW
  • Mystic Mystery Mix Mystic's Famous Mystery Mix

    Build your collection quickly with this mixture of U.S. stamps, foreign stamps, and stamps on covers.  Hours of fun and excitement guaranteed!

    $49.95
    BUY NOW
  • 2018 Giant US Commemorative Collection, Mint, 132 Stamps 2018 US Commemorative Collection

    Get every 2018 US commemorative issued plus several bonus sheets, souvenir sheets, and panes – all at once in mint condition.

    $120.95
    BUY NOW

U.S. #857
1939 3¢ Printing Tercentenary

Issue Date: September 25, 1939
First City: New York, New York
Quantity Issued: 71,394,750
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary Press
Perforation: 10 ½ x 11
Color: Violet
 
U.S. #857 commemorates the 300th anniversary of the Stephen Daye Press – the first printing press used in Colonial America. Daye was a locksmith who journeyed to America in 1638. As repayment for the transport of him and his family, he built a printing press for the Reverend John Glover. 
 
Glover died on the journey to the New World, but Daye still built the press for Glover’s widow. Finished in 1639, it is generally believed that the first item printed was the “Freeman’s Oath,” a type of newspaper. He printed the “Bay Psalm Book” in 1641 – the first book printed in the American colonies. As a reward for his efforts, Daye was later granted 300 acres of land.