Designs of the 1938 Series – The Presidential Issue – The Prexies

1¢-50¢ printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing using the rotary press on unwatermarked sheets of 400 stamps $1-$5 printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing using the flat plate process on unwatermarked sheets of 400 stamps. For the first time, a series was issued with denominations that did not meet an existing postal need. Many covers from this set with solo usage  paying appropriate postage are very collectible. Highly recommended is Bob Hohertz site for the Prexies and  Prexie solo usages.

Note: All of the Prexies have collectible plate number and margin blocks, and most have collectible pre-eye and electric eye position plates.

  ½¢ Benjamin Franklin
· First U.S. Postmaster

Designer: William Schrage · Engravers: J. Eissler · Lettering: J. T. Vail   
 


Cat. # FDC No. Issued Type Perforation Colors Collectible Varieties Solo Usage
803 5/19/1938 Philadelphia
5/20/1938 D.C.
2,028,847,800 sheet 11 x 10½ orange; bright orange
pale to bright red orange
distinct circular
gash in Franklin’s mouth; small gash in "C" of
"CENTS"
The ½¢ stamp
did not 
pay any existing postal rate. 
It was used in multiples or in combination with other stamps and stamped
envelopes to 
make up a fractional rate, typically for third class domestic mail and 
international printed
matter.
CZ118 9/1/1939 1,030,000 CANAL
ZONE
 overprint
11 x 10½ red orange
  1¢ George
Washington · 1st U.S. President · 1789-1797

Designer:

Elaine Rawlinson · Engravers: J. Eissler · Lettering: J. T. Vail 
 


Cat. # FDC No. Issued Type Perforation Colors Collectible
Varieties
Solo Usages
804 4/25/1938 over 25 billion sheet 11 x 10½ shades of green: light to dark;
gray; yellow; blue
gutter pair; curved line
through "A" of "STATES"
One cent paid the
post card rate until 1952 and could also have solo use to pay the drop
letter rate (for local or star route delivery). It also paid 
the 2nd
class (periodical) 
rate, the 3rd class for small items, less than 8 oz., such as printed matter
or plants and seeds and the special treaty rate with Canada.
804c horiz. pair imperf between 11 x 10½ —- from booklet pane
804b 1/27/1939 about 1.2 billion booklet pane
of 6
11 x 10½ yellow green; light to dark
green
gouge on stamp
839 1/20/1939 5,653,065,000 total horizontal coil perf 10 vert. yellow green; green joint line pair; with plate no.
848 1/27/1939 vertical coil perf 10 horiz. green joint line pair; with plate no.
  1½¢ Martha Washington
·  1st U.S. First Lady · 1789-1797

Designer:
William
Schrage · Engravers: L. C. Kauffmann · Lettering: J. T. Vail
    


Cat. # FDC No. Issued Type Perforation Colors Collectible Varieties Solo Usages
805 5/5/1938 21,727,162,500 sheet 11 x 10½ light to dark shades of brown, red brown and orange brown  gutter pairs; misplaced entry; relief breaks 1½¢ paid the 3rd class rate per oz., including unsealed Christmas cards, and the 4th class book rate per lb. Non-profits used the stamp for up to 2 oz. from 1952-58. Non-philatelic usage of the vertical coils paying proper postage is extremely rare and even rarer with the Canal Zone overprint. 
805b horiz. pair imperf between 11 x 10½ —- St. Louis, Missouri
pre-cancel
840 1/20/1939 2,133,842,000
of which less than 10,012,350 were the coil
horizontal coil perf 10 vert. bistre brown; buff joint line pair; with plate no.
849 1/27/1939 vertical coil perf 10 horiz. bistre brown joint line pair; with plate no.
CZ119 9/1/1939 about 1 million Canal Zone overprint 11 x 10½ bistre brown
 
John Adams
· 2nd U.S. President ·
1797-1801

Designer: William Schrage ·  Engravers: C. A. Brooks · Lettering: J. T. Vail      


Cat. # FDC No. Issued Type Perforation Colors Collectible
Varieties
Solo Usage
806 6/3/1938 over 25 billion sheet 11 x 10½ carmine; dull carmine; rose; carmine rose; rose pink (light) gutter pairs; "dent" in head; recuts; scratches 2¢ paid the drop rate through 3/25/1944, as well as the 3rd class rate after 1/1/1949 (particularly Christmas cards),  and the postcard rate from 
1/1/1952 to 7/31/1958
806b 1/27/1939 about 360 million booklet pane
of 6
11 x 10½ dull carmine; rose
841 1/20/1939 about 4.4 billion of
which less than 22 million were the coil
horizontal coil perf 10 vert. dull carmine; rose; carmine
rose; light rose pink
joint line pairs; plate
scratches
850 1/27/1939 vertical coil perf 10 horiz. carmine rose joint line pairs
  3¢ Thomas Jefferson 
· 3rd U.S. President · 1801-1809

  Designer: William
Schrage ·  Engraver: C. T. Arlt
·
Lettering: J. T. Vail
     


Cat. # FDC No. Issued Type Perforation Colors Collectible
Varieties
Solo Usage
807 6/16/1938 87,101,233,100 sheet 11 x 10½ light to deep violet (reddish) gutter
pairs; cracks; double transfers; layout lines; flaws and scratches;
off-center and plate no. booklet panes; perf 12 counterfeit
3¢ paid the first class rate and for postcards with added messages. This
was a very popular stamp and saw wide use in making up a variety of 
postal rates, both domestic 
and international, as well as special service rates.
807a 1/27/1939 15,208,803,400 booklet pane (6) 11 x 10½ light to deep violet (reddish)
807b imperf between 11 x 10½ —- horizontal pair
807c imperf. pair imperf. totally imperforate
807d  imperf between 11 x 10½ horiz. pair from booklet pane
842 1/20/1939 28,309,771,500
42
horizontal coil perf 10 vert. pale to deep violet JLP; double
entries; gripper cracks
851 1/27/1939 vertical coil perf 10 horiz. deep violet joint line pairs
  4¢ James Madison ·
4th U.S. President · 1809-1817

Designer: William
Schrage ·  Engravers: L. C. Kauffmann · Lettering: J. T. Vail
      


Cat. # FDC No. Issued Type Perforation Colors Collectible
Varieties
Solo Usage
808 7/1/1938 about 905 million sheet 11 x 10½ plum; red violet; dark red
violet; violet; light rose violet; rose violet; 
bright reddish violet (scarce)
flaw in "JA" of
"JAMES"; plate scratch
4¢ paid twice the
local rate. In Aug. 1958, the 1st class rate was raised to 4¢. Although
the new Liberty Series was out, the 4¢ Prexie stamp was still available
and paid the single letter rate. Pre-1958 letters with a solo 4¢ stamp
are overpayment  of the 3¢ rate.
843 1/20/1939 41,040,000 horizontal coil perf 10 vert. red violet; light rose violet;
rose violet
joint line pairs
  4½¢ White House ·
The Presidential Mansion

Designer: William
Schrage ·  Vignette: J. R. Lowe · Frame: E. M. Weeks ·
Lettering: J. T. Vail
     


Cat. # FDC No. Issued Type Perforation Colors Collectible
Varieties
Solo Usages
809 7/11/1938 275,455,900 sheet 11 x 10½ dark gray; gray; light gray a vertical pair imperforate
between is reported
The 4½¢ stamp
paid three times the third class rate, as well as triple the book rate,
in this case up to 3 pounds. It was generally used in multiples or with
other stamps, often with another fractional stamp, to make up a postage
rate.
844 1/20/1939 16,235,000 horizontal coil perf 10 vert. dark gray joint line pairs
  5¢ James Monroe ·
5th U.S. President · 1817-1825 

Designer: R. L.
Miller, Jr. · Vignette: J. Eissler · Lettering: J. T. Vail
      


Cat. # FDC No. Issued Type Perforation Colors Collectible
Varieties
Solo Usage
810 7/21/1938 about 2.57 billion sheet 11 x 10½ bright blue; dark bright blue;
blue; light blue; 
light chalky blue
plate scratches 5¢ paid the first
ounce 
on international mail until late 1953 and the domestic air mail rate
from 10/1/1946 through the end of 1948. 
845 1/20/1939 40,301,000 horizontal coil perf 10 vert. bright blue; blue joint line pairs
  6¢
John Quincy Adams · 6th U.S. President · 1825-1829 

Designer: William
Schrage · Engraver: F. Pauling · Lettering: J. T. Vail
       


Cat. # FDC No. Issued Type Perforation Colors Collectible
Varieties
Solo Usage
811 7/28/1938 3,614,501,500 sheet 11 x 10½ bright to light red orange;
red orange; orange; light pinkish orange
as with all the Prexies,
plate number and margin blocks; electric eye blocks
6¢ paid double
the first 
class rate, that is 
for up to two ounces..

6¢ also paid the air mail 
rate, per ½ ounce, until 
Oct. 1946 and for the 
full oz. rate from Jan.1949 until Aug.1958. 

846 1/20/1939 about 476 million horizontal coil perf 10 vert. bright to light red orange joint line pairs
  7¢
Andrew Jackson · 7th U.S. President · 1829-1837 

  Designer: William
Schrage ·  Engraver: C. A. Brooks

· Lettering: J. T. Vail
      


Cat. # FDC No. Issued Type Perforation Colors Collectible
Varieties
Solo Usage
812 8/4/1938 about 906 million sheet 11 x 10½ violet brown to dark or
blackish violet brown; brown; sepia; light violet brown
gripper cracks; layout lines;
alignment errors; a dot in the gutter between stamps to the right of
"D" in "UNITED" 
7¢ paid seven times the book
rate (3rd class). After Oct. 1, 1946 it paid the rate for an air mail
letter requiring surface transport overseas.

  8¢ Martin Van Buren ·
8th U.S. President · 1837-1841

Designer: William
Schrage ·  Engraver: C. A. Brooks · Lettering: J. T. Vail
        

Cat. # FDC No. Issued Type Perforation Colors Collectible
Varieties
Solo Usage
813 8/11/1938 1,297,989,800 sheet 11 x 10½ pale to deep olive green with varying
amounts of yellow
as with all the Prexies,
plate number and margin blocks; electric eye blocks
8¢ paid the temporary
"war" air mail rate from Mar. 26, 1944 until Oct. 1, 1944, It
also paid various international rates and a fourth-class book mail rate
from 1949 to 1958.
 
9¢ William Henry Harrison · 9th U.S. President ·
1841-1841

Designer: William
Schrage ·  Engraver: C. A. Brooks · Lettering: J. T. Vail
        

Cat. # FDC No.
Issued
Type Perforation Colors Collectible
Varieties
Solo Usage
814 8/18/1938 1,692,201,400 sheet 11 x 10½ pink to rich rose pink;
light, pale to pale chalky pink
pair with full vertical
gutter; fork-shaped cracks in upper right margin
9¢ paid triple the 1st
class 
rate and the fourth class 
rate for books to various zones from 1944-1948.

 10¢
John Tyler · 10th U.S. President · 1841-1845

Designer: William
Schrage ·  Engraver: C. T. Arlt · Lettering: J. T. Vail
       

Cat. # FDC No.
Issued
Type Perforation Colors Collectible
Varieties
Solo Usage
815 9/2/1938 3,849,605,900 sheet 11 x 10½ rich brown red to dark brown
red; pale, light red brown to red brown
as with all the Prexies,
plate number and margin blocks; electric eye blocks
10¢ paid the
international air mail rate to many destinations, particularly Latin
America and several South Pacific island to island air mail routes.
847 1/20/1939 22,165,000 horizontal coil perf 10 vert. brown red; red brown joint line pairs

 11¢
James K. Polk · 11th U.S. President · 1845-1849

Designer: R. L.
Miller, Jr. ·  Engraver: L. C. Kauffmann · Lettering: J. T. Vail
       

Cat. # FDC No.
Issued
Type Perforation Colors Collectible
Varieties
Solo Usage
816 9/8/1938 618,689,700 sheet 11 x 10½ dark ultramarine to
pale ultramarine
as with all the Prexies,
plate number and margin blocks; electric eye blocks
11¢ paid triple the foreign
mail rate (5¢ + 3¢ + 3¢). It also paid 4th class rates to various
zones and the domestic special delivery postcard rate through most of
1944. 

 12¢
Zachary Taylor · 12th U.S. President · 1845-1850 

Designer: William
Schrage·  Engraver: J. Eissler

· Lettering: J. T. Vail
       

Cat. # FDC No.
Issued
Type Perforation Colors Collectible
Varieties
Solo Usage
817 9/14/1938 664,333,800 sheet 11 x 10½ bright violet to violet; 
reddish to light reddish violet
as with all the Prexies,
plate number and margin blocks; electric eye blocks
The 12¢ paid quadruple the
1st class rate and double the air mail rate for much of its 
life. Its single-rate usages 
were primarily fourth class, 
but there were other limited
specialty usages as well, for example, a local special delivery letter
and 3rd class mail with minimum insurance.. 

 13¢
Millard Fillmore · 13th U.S. President · 1850-1853

Designer: William
Schrage ·  Engraver: F. Pauling · Lettering: J. T. Vail
       

Cat. # FDC No.
Issued
Type Perforation Colors Collectible
Varieties
Solo Usage
818 9/22/1938 about 295 million sheet 11 x 10½ pale green to pale yellowish
green; bluish green to deep blue green
as with all the Prexies,
plate number and margin blocks; electric eye blocks
13¢ paid the first class mail
plus special delivery fee until Nov. 1944. There were 
other third and fourth class solo usage rates, usually combined with
other services.

 14¢
Franklin Pierce · 14th U.S. President · 1853-1857

Designer: William
Schrage ·  Engraver: L. C. Kauffmann · Lettering: J. T. Vail
       

Cat. # FDC No.
Issued
Type Perforation Colors Collectible
Varieties
Solo Usage
819 10/6/1938 289,860,900 sheet 11 x 10½ dark blue to blue 
to dull chalk blue
as with all the Prexies,
plate number and margin blocks; electric eye blocks
The 14¢ stamp had no 
specific use other than to 
pay a make-up rate for a combination of services that could have been
paid by using several lower value stamps..

 15¢
James Buchanan · 15th U.S. President · 1857-1861

Designer: R. L.
Miller, Jr. ·  Engraver: C. A. Brooks · Lettering: J. T. Vail
       

Cat. # FDC No.
Issued
Type Perforation Colors Collectible
Varieties
Solo Usage
820 10/13/1938 about 1.93 billion sheet 11 x 10½ strong blue gray to 
dull blue gray to a 
chalky blue gray
as with all the Prexies,
plate number and margin blocks; electric eye blocks
15¢ paid the air mail rate to various international destinations and to
domestic territories. It paid the 
registry on what would have otherwise been free mail. There were also
various 4th class uses and, of course, multiples of other rates.

 16¢
Abraham Lincoln · 16th U.S. President · 1861-1865

Designer: William
Schrage·  Engraver: C. T. Arlt · Lettering: J. T. Vail
      

Cat. # FDC No.
Issued
Type Perforation Colors Collectible
Varieties
Solo Usage
821 10/20/1938 about 101 million sheet 11 x 10½ black; mottled black as with all the Prexies,
plate number and margin blocks; electric eye blocks
Scarce on cover, the16¢ paid
the air mail special delivery rate until 1944 and, from Nov.1944 to the
end of 1948 it paid the special delivery plus 1st class letter rate. It
had other 4th class, book and special service uses as well and of course
could be used to make-up a combination of service or multiple rates.

 17¢
Andrew Johnson · 17th U.S. President · 1865-1869 

Designer: William
Schrage ·  Engraver: L. C. Kauffmann · Lettering: J. T. Vail
      

Cat. # FDC No.
Issued
Type Perforation Colors Collectible
Varieties
Solo Usage
822 10/27/1938 313,922,600 sheet 11 x 10½ deep rose red;
 rose red to a paler rose red
as with all the Prexies,
plate number and margin blocks; electric eye blocks
17¢ paid the registry fee on
local letters until 3/26/1944. Five oz. letters sent surface mail to UPU
countries were also 17¢. There were other 3rd and 4th class solo 
usages, particularly in combination with insurance.

 18¢
Ulysses S. Grant · 18th U.S. President · 1869-1877

Designer: William Roach
·  Engraver: C.
A. Brooks · Lettering: Alton Payne
      

Cat. # FDC No.
Issued
Type Perforation Colors Collectible
Varieties
Solo Usage
823 11/3/1938 about 171 million sheet 11 x 10½ deep carmine brown;
red brown; brown carmine; rose brown
as with all the Prexies,
plate number and margin blocks; electric eye blocks
18¢ paid the1st class letter
plus registry fee and the registry and return receipt 
fee on free official mail until 3/26/1944. Other uses 
include special delivery surface mail; certified mail; 4th class and
insured 3rd class mail.

 19¢
Rutherford B. Hayes · 19th U.S. President · 1877-1881 

Designer:
R. L. Miller, Jr. ·  Engraver: C. A. Brooks · Lettering: G. L.
Huber
   

Cat. # FDC No.
Issued
Type Perforation Colors Collectible
Varieties
Solo Usage
824 11/10/1938 102,631,500 sheet 11 x 10½ deep bright violet;
bright violet;
bluish bright violet
as with all the Prexies,
plate number and margin blocks; electric eye blocks
There was no specific use for
this stamp. However, there were a few special delivery rates, including
military mail from overseas from 
11/1/1944 to 10/1/1946. 

 20¢
James A. Garfield · 20th U.S. President · 1881-1881

Designer: William Roach
·  Engraver: C.
A. Brooks · Lettering: J. T. Vail
    

Cat. # FDC No.
Issued
Type Perforation Colors Collectible
Varieties
Solo Usage
825 11/10/1938 2,719,592,600 sheet 11 x 10½ green; blue green
dull to bright to 
deep blue green
diagonal scratch which forks
and then merges
A common use was for mail to Hawaii and from Hawaii to Guam. There were
foreign combination rates that totaled 20¢. The stamp paid several
domestic registered mail combinations as well.

 21¢
Chester A. Arthur · 21st U.S. President · 1881-1885

Designer:
V. S.
McCloskey, Jr. ·  Engraver: W. O. Marks ·
Lettering: J. T. Vail
     

Cat. # FDC No.
Issued
Type Perforation Colors Collectible
Varieties
Solo Usage
826 11/22/1938 118,617,400 sheet 11 x 10½ deep dull blue;
dull blue;
chalky dull blue
as with all the Prexies,
plate number and margin blocks; electric eye blocks
The 21¢ stamp could be 
used to pay the fees for combinations of postage 
and services, such as registered mail or air mail, special delivery air
mail, and third and fourth class mail.

 22¢
Grover Cleveland · 22nd and 24th U.S. President · 1885-1889 ·
1893-1897 

Designer:
V. S.
McCloskey, Jr. ·  Engraver: M. D. Fenton ·
Lettering: J. T.
Vail    

Cat. # FDC No.
Issued
Type Perforation Colors Collectible
Varieties
Solo Usage
827 11/22/1938 49,878,000 sheet 11 x 10½ vermilion; light vermilion as with all the Prexies,
plate number and margin blocks; electric eye blocks
As with the 16¢ stamp the 22¢
stamp is scarce on cover. Solo rates could be made by combining the
registry fee 
with a double local rate. 
This stamp was primarily 
used in combination with 
other stamps. 

 24¢
Benjamin Harrison · 23rd U.S. President · 1889-1893

Designer:
V. S.
McCloskey, Jr. ·  Engraver: C. A. Brooks ·
Lettering: J. T. Vail
    

Cat. # FDC No.
Issued
Type Perforation Colors Collectible
Varieties
Solo Usage
828 12/2/1938 91,372,700 sheet 11 x 10½ grayish black;
blackish gray
as with all the Prexies,
plate number and margin blocks; electric eye blocks
Solo uses of the 24¢ stamp involve combinations of fees and services,
primarily registration fees and often in combination with air mail fees.

 25¢
William McKinley · 25th U.S. President · 1897-1901 

Designer:
V. S.
McCloskey, Jr. ·  Engraver: J. R. Lowe · Lettering:
J. T. Vail
    

Cat. # FDC No.
Issued
Type Perforation Colors Collectible
Varieties
Solo Usage
829 12/2/1938 1,469,132,200 sheet 11 x 10½ deep red lilac to 
light red
lilac;
rose lilac to light rose lilac
pairs with full vertical
gutters between stamps
The 25¢ stamp, like most of
the higher denominations, was not issued to meet a specific postal need,
but was rather a convenience stamp capable of making up combination
rates. One specific use was air mail to the Pacific,  Asia and
Africa, in lieu of the air mail stamp.

 30¢
Theodore Roosevelt · 26th U.S. President · 1901-1909 

Designer: William Roach
·  Engraver:
J. R. Lowe · Lettering: Alton Payne
    

Cat. # FDC No.
Issued
Type Perforation Colors Collectible
Varieties
Solo Usage
830 12/8/1938 716,774,950 sheet 11 x 10½ deep ultramarine; various
shades of ultramarine blue
 full vertical gutter
between stamps and no perforations at left (not a true gutter pair)
30¢ paid the air mail
rate to Europe for ½ oz. and this stamp was sometimes used 
in lieu of the air mail stamp. There were many
registry and multiple 
rate uses as well, since it 
paid multiples of the five, 
six and ten-cent rates.
830a sheet 11 x 10½ blue
830b sheet 11 x 10½ deep blue 110-subject pane

 50¢
William Howard Taft · 27th U.S. President · 1909-1913 

Designer: William Roach
·  Engraver:
H. R. Rollins · Lettering: J. T. Vail 
   

Cat. # FDC No.
Issued
Type Perforation Colors Collectible
Varieties
Solo Usage
831 12/8/1938 about 616 million sheet 11 x 10½ light red violet to
light violet red
as with all the Prexies,
plate number and margin blocks; electric eye blocks
50¢ paid the trans-pacific 
air mail rate for ½ oz. and this stamp was sometimes used in lieu of the
air mail stamp for that rate. This stamp saw registry and special delivery use and, like the 30¢
stamp, was a convenient multiple to make-up higher rates. 

 $1
Woodrow Wilson · 28th U.S. President · 1913-1921 

Designer:
V. S.
McCloskey, Jr. ·  Vignette: L. C. Kauffmann · Frame
and Lettering: G. L. Huber
    

Cat. # FDC No.
Issued
Type Perforation Colors Collectible
Varieties
Solo Usage
832 8/29/1938 309,426,788 flat plate sheet 11 x 11 purple and black arrow and center-line blocks There were no
specific usage rates for this stamp, but 
there were many possible combinations of services 
and fees that resulted in exactly one dollar, 
particularly with registered 
and air mail services.
832a vertical pair
imperf. horiz.
purple and black top plate block (8)
832e vertical pair
imperf. between
purple and black
832b (1951) watermarked USIR plate number block
(8) with both purple and black numbers
832c 8/31/1954 dry printing/ red
violet
plate # block (4)
with both red violet and black numbers
832d dry printing, red
violet color, vertical pair imperf. horizontal
832f dry printing, red
violet color, vertical pair imperf. between
832g dry printing / bright magenta Pl# block(4) –
both bright magenta and black numbers

 $2
Warren G. Harding · 29th U.S. President · 1921-1923 

Designer:
V. S.
McCloskey, Jr. ·  Vignette: F. Pauling · Frame and
Lettering: E. M. Hall
    

Cat. # FDC No.
Issued
Type Perforation Colors Collectible
Varieties
Solo Usage
833 9/29/1938 13,571,578 flat plate 
sheet of 400
broken into panes of 100 before distribution to Post Offices
11 x 11 yellow green and black to
green and black
arrow and center-line blocks;

blocks showing registration marks and top margin 
blocks of 20. Note: these 
are collected for all of the dollar values, including the 
$1 stamp and the $5 stamp.

Along with the 16¢ and 18¢
stamp, the $2 stamp is somewhat scarce on cover  and quite scarce
as a solo usage. Because of this scarcity, solo usages on even
legal-sized envelopes are highly sought after.

 $5
Calvin Coolidge · 30th U.S. President · 1923-1929 

Designer:
V. S.
McCloskey, Jr. ·  Vignette: J. Eissler · Frame: G.
L. Huber and Lettering: E. M. Hall
    

Cat. # FDC No.
Issued
Type Perforation Colors Collectible
Varieties
Solo Usage
834 11/17/1938 9,318,026 flat-plate sheet 
of 400 broken into panes of 100 before distribution to Post Offices
11 x 11 carmine and black; 
deep carmine and black
(note: do not confuse the 
deep carmine with the
red brown)
arrow and
center-line blocks;

blocks showing registration marks and top margin 
blocks of 20. Note: these 
are collected for all of the dollar values, including the 
$1 stamp and the $5 stamp.

Only one cover
with solo usage is known, cut from a package wrapper and even with this
cover it is uncertain 
if the stamp paid an actual $5 rate or was an overpayment of 20¢ on a
$4.80 fee.
834a error in color 11 x 11 red brown and black
(this stamp must be expertized)

Notes:

The FDC information is based on the best information available. If you know of a documented usage earlier than the one listed, please let me know and the information will be updated as appropriate. 

Bibliography and suggested additional reading:

Basic Information: 
The Prexies by Roland Rustad (1994)

Prexie Postal History by Richard Helbock (La Posta 2003 2nd ed.)

Presidential Issue Usages by Leonard Piszkiewicz ( USSS )
This was a 252 page series of articles from the United States Specialist which ran from July ’99 to Feb. 2002.

Websites of interest to the Prexie collector: 

The 1938 Presidential series of definitive stamps of the United States

Note: we have listed many of the possible solo usages where space permitted, but have left out some, including international and treaty rates for some of the more common denominations. Mr. Hoherz’ site will fill in many of these missing rate possibilities. 

Prexie Era Committee, a site hosted by Jeffrey Shapiro.

Transport Airmails
Note: although the Transport Air Mails are not part of the Presidential Series, they were used concurrently with the Prexies and are an integral part of the postal history of the Prexie era.

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