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1940 Famous Americans Series

The Famous Americans series is comprised of 35 stamps, issued in 7 groups of 5 stamps each, and printed in sheets of 70. The groups honor Authors, Poets, Educators, Scientists, Composers, Artists and Inventors. The stamps are colored according to demonination: 1 cent green, 2 cents red, 3 cents violet, 5 cents blue, and 10 cents brown. The frame of the stamp varies from group to group.


1 cent Washington Irving$0.35$0.20
2 cent James Fenimore Cooper$0.35$0.20
3 cent Ralph Waldo Emerson$0.40$0.20
5 cent Louisa May Alcott$0.80$0.30
10 cent Samuel L. Clemens$2.75$1.90


1 cent Henry W. Longfellow$0.50$0.20
2 cent John Greenleaf Whittier$0.35$0.20
3 cent James Russell Lowell$0.40$0.20
5 cent Walt Whitman$0.80$0.35
10 cent James Whitcomb Riley$2.80$2.00


1 cent Horace Mann$0.35$0.20
2 cent Mark Hopkins$0.35$0.20
3 cent Charles W. Eliot$0.40$0.20
5 cent Frances E. Willard$1.05$0.45
10 cent Booker T. Washington$5.00$1.65


1 cent John James Audubon$0.35$0.20
2 cent Dr. Crawford W. Long$0.35$0.20
3 cent Luther Burbank$0.45$0.20
5 cent Dr. Walter Reed$0.50$0.40
10 cent Jane Addams$2.40$1.50


1 cent Stephen Collins Foster$0.40$0.20
2 cent John Philip Sousa$0.35$0.20
3 cent Victor Herbert$0.40$0.20
5 cent Edward A. MacDowell$0.95$0.40
10 cent Ethelbert Nevin$5.50$1.80


1 cent Gilbert Charles Stuart$0.45$0.20
2 cent James A. McNeill Whistler$0.35$0.20
3 cent Augustus Saint-Gaudens$0.45$0.20
5 cent Daniel Chester French$0.85$0.40
10 cent Frederic Remington$3.00$1.85


1 cent Eli Whitney$0.60$0.20
2 cent Samuel F.B.Morse$0.90$0.20
3 cent Cyrus Hall McCormick$0.55$0.20
5 cent Elias Howe$1.75$0.45
10 cent Alexander Graham Bell$17.50$3.00

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These prices for U.S. stamps are provided as a service to Hobbizine readers. They are derived from numerous sources such as dealer price lists, advertisements in philatelic publications, and public auction results. Use these values as a guideline for evaluating the reasonableness of dealer prices, setting up trades with other collectors, and estimating the worth of your collection. The value of an individual stamp is dependent on its centering and condition. The prices listed here are for well centered, undamaged stamps. A particularly nice example might sell for more than the amount listed, while a poor copy might be worth less.

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