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United States 1959 issue, Scott's cat. # 1126 used block of 4.
This 8¢ stamp depicts the portrait of Jose de San Martin, South American soldier and statesman.
It would be a great addition to a topical collection of famous people. This stamp has no damage or defects and has nice margins.
NOTE: This stamp was scanned in a stock sheet with clear plastic pockets to provide a black surround. As you can see the clear plastic was not so clear after all. The normal stamp paper color is like the extreme left edge of the block, just a plain off-white paper and not a yellow paper.
NOTE: Jose de San Martin, was an Argentine general and the prime leader of the southern part of South America's successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire. Born in Yapeyu, Corrientes, in modern Argentina, he left his mother country at the early age of seven to study in Malaga, Spain.
In 1808, after taking part in the Peninsular War against France, San Martin contacted South American supporters of independence from Spain. In 1812, he set sail for Buenos Aires and offered his services to the United Provinces of the River Plate, present-day Argentina. After the Battle of San Lorenzo and time commanding the Army of the North during 1814, he organized a plan to defeat the Spanish forces that menaced the United Provinces from the north, using an alternative path to the Viceroyalty of Peru. This objective first involved the establishment of a new army, the Army of the Andes, in Cuyo Province, Argentina. From there, he led the Crossing of the Andes to Chile, and triumphed at the Battle of Chacabuco and the Battle of Maipu (1818), thus liberating Chile from royalist rule. Then he sailed to attack the Spanish stronghold of Lima, Peru.
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