US 1929 George Rogers Clark (1752-1818) 2c. Scott. 651

US 1929 George Rogers Clark (1752-1818) 2c. Scott. 651

Series: George Rogers Clark Issue

Stamp details: The Fall of Fort Sackville (1923), by Frederick Coffay Yohn

Issued date: 25-02-1929 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 2c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 651
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 654
Michel (Germany): 316
Yvert et Tellier (France): 281

Dimensions (height x width):
31.8mm x 41.3mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Flat Plate

Stamp Colors: Carmine and Black
Perforation: Perf 11

Themes: Famous People, Battle, Military, Paintings

Total print: 16,684,674 (estimate)

Description:- George Rogers Clark (1752-1818) was an American surveyor, soldier, and militia officer from Virginia who became the highest-ranking American patriot military officer on the northwestern frontier during the American Revolutionary War. He served as leader of the militia in Kentucky (then part of Virginia) throughout much of the war. He is best known for his captures of Kaskaskia (1778) and Vincennes (1779) during the Illinois Campaign, which greatly weakened British influence in the Northwest Territory. The British ceded the entire Northwest Territory to the United States in the 1783 Treaty of Paris, and Clark has often been hailed as the "Conqueror of the Old Northwest".