Patrick Henry - Honored On US Postage

Honored On US Postage

Patrick Henry is prominent among the few people in early American history other than American Presidents to have been honored on US postage stamps.

  • On October 7, 1955, the US Post Office issued a 1-dollar postage stamp honoring Henry. It was one in a series of twenty seven stamps in the Liberty issue. A painting of Henry by American artist Alonzo Chappel (1828–1887) was used as the inspiration and as the model by the engraver for this issue.
  • In 1960, the US Post Office issued the CREDO Issue, a series of six stamps with famous quotes engraved on the face of each one. Patrick Henry's most famous words are inscribed on the front of this 4-cent issue, first released in Richmond, Virginia, on January 11, 1961. – See also: US Presidents on US postage stamps

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