US 1958 Lincoln-Douglas Debates Centenary 4c. Scott. 1115

US 1958 Lincoln-Douglas Debates Centenary 4c. Scott. 1115

Series: Lincoln Sesquicentennial Issue

Stamp details: Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas Debating by Beale

Issued date: 27-08-1958 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 4c.

Emission: Commemorative

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1115
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1114
Michel (Germany): 735
Yvert et Tellier (France): 649

Dimensions (height x width):
25mm x 40mm

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

Stamp Colors: Sepia
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10˝

Themes: Famous People, Flags

Total print: 114,860,200 (estimate)

Description:- The Lincoln–Douglas debates were a series of seven debates between Abraham Lincoln, the Republican Party candidate for the United States Senate from Illinois, and incumbent Senator Stephen Douglas, the Democratic Party candidate. Until the Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which provides that senators shall be elected by the people of their states, was ratified in 1913, senators were elected by their respective state legislatures, so Lincoln and Douglas were trying to win the votes of the Illinois General Assembly for their respective parties.