This listing is for a set of eight (8) Decatur House stamps worth 8 cents each. It is one of a 4 design series.
Postage Value: 8 cents Scott: 1440
This stamp was issued in 1971 as one of a 4 design set entitled “Historic Preservation”
This postage is a great addition to everyday stationary, wedding invitations, Save the Date! Gives ordinary stationary a classic and sophisticated look!
This is unused postage and can be used to send envelopes via USPS as long as the total postage is equal to the current postage rate.
Cheers to snail mail!
**this listing is only for a set of 8- 8 cent stamps. Other photos included are for inspiration and context only. If you would like a curated set of postage to use for mailing something special I would love to help!
The Decatur House pictured on this stamp is one of the oldest surviving structures in Washington DC.
It was built in 1818 and is currently a museum and designated as The National Center for White House History. Over the years it housed many prominent politicians and is located across the street from the White House.
The museum features a special exhibit on African American History as it is one of the few remaining examples of slave quarters in urban areas. This is especially interesting considering it’s close proximity to the White House and the use of slaves within its sight.