The Great Americans… Longest Definitive U.S. Stamp Set The popular Great Americans Series honors Americans from all walks of life and their contributions to society. In addition to being the largest series of face-different stamps, it’s also the longest-running series of definitive stamps. Sixty-four stamps are in the complete set, all important individuals who were leaders in education, the military, literature, the arts, and human and civil rights. Included in this impressive set are: • Sylvanus Thayer, U.S. Army engineer who, as superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for 16 years, instituted professional standards and high ideals of duty, honor, and loyalty. • Sequoyah, a Cherokee Indian who developed a system of writing for his people. He used his new alphabet to record ancient tribal customs and became the first Native American historian. • Thomas H. Gallaudet, educational philanthropist who founded the first school for the deaf. Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., established and named in his honor after his death, is the only liberal Get ALL The Great Americans Stamps Save up to $15 on the complete set of 64 stamps – the largest U.S. series of face-different stamps. Mint Used 1844/2943 1980-1999 The Great Americans Series Set of 64 Stamps...Save $14.80 Mint, $4.30 Used .....................$92.95 $27.50 arts college for deaf people in the world. • Frank C. Laubach, a missionary and educator who founded Laubach Literacy International in the 1930s, the world’s first volunteer literacy organization. • Pearl Buck, author who wrote sympathetically about life in China. In all her 65 books, she encouraged greater understanding between the peoples of Asia and the West. In 1932, she won the Pulitzer Prize for The Good Earth; in 1938, the Nobel Prize for Literature. (See page 63 for more Great Americans #2168/97.) 1844 1845 1846 1847 1848 1849 1850 Dorothea Dix Igor StravinskyHenry ClayCarl Schurz Pearl Buck Walter LippmannAbraham Baldwin Humanitarian Composer Statesman Journalist Author Journalist Statesman 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 Henry KnoxSylvanus ThayerRichard Russell Alden PartridgeCrazy Horse,Sinclair Lewis Revolutionary War General Educator Statesman Educator American Indian Chief Author 1857 1858 1859 1860 1861 1862 1863 Rachel Carson George MasonSequoyahRalph BuncheThomas H. Gallaudet Harry S. TrumanJohn J. Audubon Environmentalist Statesman Cherokee Indian Diplomat Educator 33rd U.S. President Naturalist 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869 Frank C. Laubach Charles R. Drew, M.D.Robert Millikan Grenville Clark Lillian M. Gilbreth Chester W. Nimitz Educator Surgeon Scientist Author Industrial Engineer W.W. II Admiral Scott Number Mint Used Scott Number Mint Used Scott Number Mint Used 1980-85 GREAT AMERICANS 1844-69 26 Stamps, complete. Save$2.10 Mint, 70¢ Used ............ $19.95 $5.50 1850 1851 1852 1853 7¢ Abraham Baldwin.... 8¢ Henry Knox............. 9¢ Sylvanus Thayer..... 10¢ Richard Russell..... $.65 .50 .45 .75 $.35 .45 .45 .40 1860 1861 1862 1863 20¢ Ralph Bunche ....... 20¢ Thomas H. Gallaudet 20¢ Harry S. Truman ... 22¢ John J. Audubon... $1.00 1.00 .90 1.25 $.15 .15 .15 .15 1844 1¢ Dorothea Dix........... .15 .15 1854 11¢ Alden Partridge..... .60 .25 1864 30¢ Frank C. Laubach . 1.20 .25 1845 2¢ Igor Stravinsky........ .15 .15 1855 13¢ Crazy Horse.......... .65 .15 1865 35¢ Charles R. Drew, M.D. 1.50 .50 1846 3¢ Henry Clay.............. .25 .25 1856 14¢ Sinclair Lewis........ .90 .15 1866 37¢ Robert Millikan...... 1.50 .15 1847 4¢ Carl Schurz............. .20 .15 1857 17¢ Rachel Carson...... .75 .15 1867 39¢ Grenville Clark ...... 1.60 .15 1848 5¢ Pearl Buck .............. .50 .15 1858 18¢ George Mason...... .90 .15 1868 40¢ Lillian M. Gilbreth.. 1.60 .20 1849 6¢ Walter Lippmann..... .30 .30 1859 19¢ Sequoyah.............. .85 .50 1869 50¢ Chester W. Nimitz 1.95 .20 54
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