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20c 150th Birth Anniversary of Horatio Alger 1982
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20c 150th Birth Anniversary of Horatio Alger 1982
Category: Commemorative Stamps
Tags: 20c | Frontispiece | Ragged | 150th | Birth | Anniversary | Horatio | Alger | novelist | 1982|
Stamp Title:
20c 150th Birth Anniversary of Horatio Alger 1982
Issue Year:
1982  
Date of Issue:
30th April, 1982  
Size:
Face Value:
20c 
Stanley Gibbons Catalogue No:
1987  
Scott Catalogue No:
2010
Printer:
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing 
Issue Copies:
107,605,000 
Designer(s):
Robert Hallock
Theme(s):
Personality
Description:
20c Frontispiece from Ragged Dick. 150th Birth Anniversary of Horatio Alger (novelist) 1982.

Alger was born in Revere, Massachusetts. His juvenile novels such as “Ragged Dick,” “Luck and Pluck,” and “Tattered Tom” made him one of the most beloved novelists of the latter half of the 1800s. The name “Horatio Alger” is still used to describe a “rags to riches” story.