Is Your Famous Americans Series Missing the American Authors?
Washington Irving (1783-1859) – wrote “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle”
James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) – wrote “The Last of the Mohicans,” part of his Leatherstocking Tales, which was later turned into a major motion picture
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) – wrote the “Concord Hymn,” in dedication to the men who died at the Battle of Lexington and Concord
Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) – wrote Little Women and Little Men
Mark Twain (1835-1910) – wrote Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
In 1934, after stamp-collecting President Franklin Roosevelt’s first year in office, the public began asking that certain people be honored on stamps. The result was the Famous Americans set – a direct link to F.D.R.’s presidency. F.D.R. took charge, choosing many of the honorees, approving sketches and selecting denominations for some stamps! With this convenient offer you can get all five stamps in the American Authors set.
All of the American Authors stamps picture a closed book, scroll, quill pen and inkwell – all symbols associated with writers. Get one step closer to completing your Famous Americans Series – order the American Authors set today.