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1930 Commemoratives

The United States issued four commemorative stamps in 1930. The Massachusetts Bay Colony Issue celebrated the 300th anniversary of the founding of the colony and shows the colony seal. The Carolina-Charleston Issue celebrates the 250th anniversary of the founding of Charleston, South Carolina and shows Governor Joseph West standing beside a Kiawah Indian. The Braddock's Field Issue celebrates the anniversary of 1775 Battle of Braddock's Field and shows George Washington as a colonel in the British army. Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, featured on the final stamp of 1930, was a German-Prussian army officer who served under George Washington during the American Revolutionary War and is credited with teaching the Continental Army the essentials of military drill and discipline.

2 cent Massachusetts Bay Colony$1.50$1.00
2 centCharleston S.C. 250th Anniversary$2.50$2.50
2 cent Battle of Braddock's Field$1.95$1.80
2 cent General von Steuben$1.10$0.90

1930 Regular Issues

1931 saw several replacement designs for the regular definitive stamp issues. Honoring the wishes of President Harding's widow, the previous profile image was replaced by a portrait showing the full face. Also, shortly after the death of former President and Supreme Court Justice William Howard Taft, his portrait replaced Martha Washington on the four cent stamp. Both of these new stamps were available in sheet and coil formats.

1 1/2 cent W. Harding Full face Perf 11x10.5$0.80$0.15
4 cent William Taft Perf 11x10.5$1.50$0.15
1 1/2 cent Warren Harding Full face Coil Perf 10V$2.95$0.15
4 cent William Taft Coil Perf 10V$4.75$0.75

1931 Commemoratives

1931 saw only three commemorative issues. General Casmir Pulaski was a Polish nobleman who served in the revolutionary army and was killed during a cavalry charge on the British forces at Savannah, Georgia. The Red Cross Issue celebrated the 50th anniversary of that organization's founding. The Battle of Yorktown Issue pictures George Washington along with Count de Rochambeau and Count de Grasse, leaders of the French forces that aided the American effort.

2 cent General Pulaski$0.75$0.40
2 cent Red Cross$0.50$0.25
2 cent Battle of Yorktown - Rochambeau Washington DeGrasse$0.60$0.50

1931 Rotary Press Perf 11 x 10.5

Reissues of the designs of 1922-26.

11 cent Rutherford B. Hayes - light blue$5.50$0.20
12 cent Grover Cleveland - brown violet$10.50$0.25
13 cent Benjamin Harrison - yellow green$4.00$0.40
14 cent American Indian - dark blue$10.50$1.65
15 cent Statue of Liberty - gray$16.00$0.15
17 cent Woodrow Wilson - black$12.50$0.40
20 cent Golden Gate Bridge - carmine rose$16.50$0.15
25 cent Niagara Falls - blue green$15.50$0.20
30 cent American Buffalo - brown$36.50$0.20
50 cent Arlington Amphitheater - lilac$65.00$0.20

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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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