James Polk was one of the presidents of the United States of America and as the 11th president was featured as the eleven cent value stamp of the presidential series that was released in 1938. James Polk was president from 1790 to 1849 and that was the time that the first two stamps that where ever released where issued. There have also been other James Polk postage stamps but the one that was featured in the 1938 presidents of the United States of America series was also the first.
The sheets of stamps that features James Polk’s image where first issued on September 8th of 1938. These James Polk stamps unlike other stamps these stamps where only ever able to be bought or found in sheets rather than being bought as individuals or made as them. They were printed from a metal that was made by the Unites States mint and the color of these stamps is ultramarine. While some greatly enjoyed these stamps because of the images, you would rarely find them being used on packages because of the rates being higher than the simple 11 cents.
James Polk was a president of the United States who had a very full career and was able politically to do a great deal in his life span; it is no wonder that many stamp collectors enjoy this stamp and have it in their collection or would love to have it as an addition. Stamp collectors are all over the world but can be found even more commonly in the United States of America because of how easily a person is able to have access to stamps here and how prominent stamp collecting and even trading for some individuals has been in the past.