US 1870 Henry Clay (1777-1852) 12c. Scott. 140

US 1870 Henry Clay (1777-1852) 12c. Scott. 140

Series: 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled

Issued date: 17-06-1870 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 10c.
Emission: Definitive

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 140
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 153
Michel (Germany): 42W
Yvert et Tellier (France): 45a

Dimensions (height x width):
28.6mm x 25.4mm

Stamp Colors: Dull violet
Perforation: line 12
Paper: White wove paper, thin to medium thick

Themes: Politicians, Famous People, Heads of State, Men

Note: H Grill, 10x12mm (11-13 x 14-16 points).

Total print: 479,000 (estimate)

Description:- Henry Clay Sr. (1777-1852) was an American attorney and statesman who represented Kentucky in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. He was the seventh House speaker as well as the ninth secretary of state, also receiving electoral votes for president in the 1824, 1832, and 1844 presidential elections. He helped found both the National Republican Party and the Whig Party. For his role in defusing sectional crises, he earned the appellation of the "Great Compromiser" and was part of the "Great Triumvirate" of Congressmen, alongside fellow Whig Daniel Webster and John C. Calhoun.