US 1950 Labor leader Samuel Gompers (1850-1924) 3c. Scott. 988

US 1950 Labor leader Samuel Gompers (1850-1924) 3c. Scott. 988

Series: Samuel Gompers Issue

Stamp details: Samuel Gompers (1850-1924), American Labor Leader

Issued date: 27-01-1950 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 988
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 985
Michel (Germany): 606
Yvert et Tellier (France): 539

Dimensions (height x width):
29mm x 26mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary Press

Stamp Colors: Bright red violet
Perforation: Perf 10 x 11

Themes: Famous People, Politician, Labor leader

Total print: 128,478,000 (estimate)

Description:- Samuel Gompers (1850-1924) was a British-born American cigar maker, labor union leader and a key figure in American labor history. Gompers founded the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and served as the organization's president from 1886 to 1894, and from 1895 until his death in 1924. He promoted harmony among the different craft unions that comprised the AFL, trying to minimize jurisdictional battles. He promoted thorough organization and collective bargaining in order to secure shorter hours and higher wages, which he considered the essential first steps to emancipating labor.