50 Lincoln Stamp
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From the files of the
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection
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5c LINCOLN— POSTAGE STAMP
Issue of 1902-3 & 1908
The five-cent Lincoln stamp
of the 1902-3 issue is blue in
color and was first released on
January 20, 1903. A description
of the stamp follows: "Portrait
of Lincoln. Female figures full
robed, except the arms are rest-
ing against the portrait line,
and crossing wands of palm
over the vignette, with flags
floating behind their heads. The
numerals are in the lower
The series, of which the five-
cent Lincoln is one, was issued
to replace the series of 1894. To
add historical and educational interest to the series, the
name of the person whose portrait is presented appears
on each stamp and the year of birth and death. The
words "Series 1902" appear in small type upon each
of the stamps, with the legend "United States of Ameri-
ca," "postage," and the denomination in words in bold-
faced white letters as well as in Arabic numerals.
The Scott catalogue numbers follow:
304 (1902-3)— blue
304a — pale blue
"This stamp was issued imperforate but all
copies were privately perforated with large
oblong perforations at the sides (Schermack
317 (1908)— blue "perforation 12 horizontally"
Other persons appearing on various stamps in this
issue are Franklin, Washington, Jackson, Grant, Garfield,
Martha Washington, Webster, Harrison, Clay, Jefferson,
Farragut, Madison, and Marshall. The Lincoln portrait
on the five-cent stamp, facing % right, is from the
original photograph taken at Washington, D. C. on Sep-
tember 2, 1864 by Mathew Brady.
DEAR MR. LINCOLN"-
Letters Addressed To Lincoln In the Foundation
(Continued from Lincoln Lore No. H29)
63. GRIFFIN, JOHN (Phoenixville, Pa.) Feb. 27, 1861
Recommendation of Samuel Cornett for appointment to the
office of U. S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Pa.
64. HARDING, AARON, & OTHERS. July 31, 1861
Petition recommending Jeremiah T. Boyle of Boyle County,
Ky., for appointment to the position of U. S. District Jud^e
for one of the districts in the state of Ky. Lincoln's en-
dorsement: "Atty. Genl. please preserve this. A. L. Aug. 7,
& OTHERS (Lebanon,
65. HARRIS, GEORGE W.,
Ohio) May 19, 1862
Recommendation of John T. Floyd of Sprin^boro. Ohio for
office of hospital chaplain.
66. HASKIN, JOHN B. (Fordham) June 2, 1863
Recommendation of Edmund J. Porter for appointment as
governor or chief justice of one of the new territories of the
67. HELMRICK, W. (Washington, D. C.) March 6, 1861
Recommendation of Samuel Tean as qualified for appointment
for one of the judgeships of Neb.
68. HENDERSON, J. B., & OTHERS (Washington,
D. C.) July 15, 1862
Recommendation of Lieut. Frederick Dodge for appointment
to the office as quartermaster or paymaster.
69. HOLLOWAY, D. P. (Washington, D. C) July 19,
Recommendation of L. C. Robbins practicing in the office of
Solicitor of Patents who "would be incapable of performing
any act unworthy of a man of honor with the object of ob-
taining official position."
70. HOPKINS, HENRY (Alexandria, Va.) June 16,
Expressing appreciation of Rev. C. C. Painter of Va. for
appointment to the office of hospital chaplain.
71. HOUGH, SHERWOOD (St. Paul, Minn.) Jan. 12,
Recommendation of C. F. Buck for appointment to the office
of U. S. Marshal for the District of Minn.
72. HOVEY, ALVIN P. (Indianapolis, Ind.) April 24,
Recommendation of Judge (lookins for appointment as one of
the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court.
73. HUTCHINSON, THOMAS, & OTHERS (Washing-
ton, D. C) July 7, 1874
Petition requesting the reappointment of William James Cull
as a Justice of the Peace for the district.
74. HUTCHINSON, W. F. (Falls Church, Va.) May 19,
Request for the appointment of Lieut. L. M. S. Haynes to the
position of hospital chaplain for the General Hospital.
75. JACQUES, DAVID R. (New York, N. Y.) Feb. 26,
Recommendation of Judge Quackenbush "who is an applicant
for a position under the incoming administration."
76. JAMES, A. B. (Ogdensburg, N. Y.) May 27, 1862
Recommendation of Eclmund I. Porter for the office of Gover-
nor of the New Territory of Ariz.
77. JENNINGS, HENRY S. (Hastings, Minn.) April 20,
Request for the position of judgeship in Ida. or Mont.
78. JONES, STILES P. (St. Paul, Minn.) Jan. 9, 1861
Recommendation of C. F. Buck for appointment to the office
of U. S. Marshal of Minn.
79. JORDAN, A. L. (New York, N. Y.) Feb. 1, 1861
Recommendation of John C. Perry for the appointment to a
judgeship in one of the territories of the U. S.
80. KARSNER, CHARLES (Germantown, Pa.) Sept. 3,
Request for appointment to office of Chaplain to the (leiman-
81. KARSNER, CHARLES (Philadelphia, Pa.) Nov. 26,
Request for appointment to office of Chaplain to the German-
82. KEENE, WILLIAM W. JR., & OTHERS May 20,
Recommendation of J. B. Davis for the post of Chaplain at
the General Hospital.
83. KEIMAN, J. SPENCER (Washington, D. C.)
Recommendation cf the Rev. Mr. E. F. Crane of New York
for the post of chaplain at a hospital in Baltimore.
84. KELSEY, D. M., & OTHERS (Washington, D. C.)
Petition recommending William F. Lockwood for the office of
Associate Justice of the Territory of Neb.
85. KING, & THOMPSON & OTHERS (Cincinnati,
Ohio) Jan. 17, 1865
Petition of Cincinnati lawyers recommending reappointment
of A. C. Sands as U. S. Marshal.
86. KING, PRESTON, (Washington, D. C) March 26,
A recommendation in favor of Edward C. Kattel for the office
of judge or secretary in one of the territories.
87. KING, WILLIAM R., & OTHERS
Petition that a pardon be granted William R. King of Haw-
kins County, Tenn. and that he be allowed to take the oath
prescribed in the President's Proclamation o 4 Dec. 8, 1863.
88. KIRKER, JOHN (Wheeling, W. Va.) Oct. 15, 1864
Recommendation of Rev. David Trueman for appointment to
Post Chaplain of the U. S. A. Post Hospital.
89. LACEY, H. B., & OTHERS
Recommendation of Jesse H. McMath of Cadiz. Ohio for ap-
pointment to office cf Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of
the Territory of Neb.
90. LANAHAN, J. (Washington, D. C.) May 23,
Request for appointment to post of hospital chaplain to any
of the hospitals in Alexandria, Va.
91. LANDON, GEORGE (Harrisburg, Pa.) Jan. 25,
Recommendation to the president-elect in favor of Lloyd Jones,
an applicant for the appointment to the office of Marshal of
the Eastern District of Pa.
92. LARNED, SYLVESTER March 20, 1861
Request for the President "to hold in suspense for one month
the appointment of Mr. Stroughton as District Attorney for
Mich. ... so as to present to the president proof of his
entire incapacity and lack of practice ..."
93. LATTA, SAMUEL E. (Friendship, N. Y.)
Application for the release from the service of a boy (Emmet
G. Latta) 15 years old.
94. LEARY, C S. S. (Baltimore, Md.) April 22, 1864
Recommendation of Dennis S. Sweeney for appointment to
the office of Associate Justice of the Territory of Mont.
95. LEARY, C S. S. (Baltimore, Md.) Sept. 20, 1861
Recommendation of Henry Stump for "an appointment
suitable to his requirements."
H. E. Harris & Co.
Eoston 17, Massachusetts
*315 1906-08 5c Lincoln, blue, im-
perforate. A very fine and fresh
unused and O.G block of 4 (See
page 5) $300 00
'315 1906-08 5c Lincoln, blue imper-
forate A very fine and fresh unused and
O.G. block of 4 $3oo 00
*315 1906-08 5c Lincoln, blue, imper-
forate. Very fine unused horizontal pan