1937 2¢ Navy Commemorative #791
Commodore Stephen Decatur, Captain Thomas MacDonough
and the USS Saratoga
Rotary Press Printing - Perf. 11 x 10½
Scott #791 - 1937
47 million printed
No postmark with gum (MH): $0.15-$0.25
Full perfect gum, no postmark, no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH): $0.20-$0.30
Large die essay's on wove paper, in carmine, die sunk on card measuring 198x136mm.
Incomplete designs consisting of finished portraits and inscription labels, but no central vignettes
A first day cover of #791 dated January 15th 1937
A sheet of 50
Commodore Stephen Decatur
Naval Hero during the revolutionary wars
Captain Thomas MacDonough's ship, the corvette USS Saratoga which he
commanded during the naval battle of Plattsburgh during the war of 1812.
Here the Saratoga fires a full 12 gun broadside at the British ship the
HMS Confiance (which ended life as a bunch of walking sticks).
Captain Thomas MacDonough
Victor of the battle of Plattsburgh