This block of 9 unused Adolph S. Ochs 13 cent vintage US postage stamps were issued on September 18, 1976 and were designed by Bradbury Thompson based on a photograph by S. J. Woolf.
The black and gray stamp pictures Ochs and reads, "Adolph S. Ochs Publisher" at the top. "13c USA" is written below. The stamp was printed on a Giori press and distributed in panes of 32.
Each stamp measures 2” tall x 1 1/4” wide (5.1cm x 3.2cm). The block measures 6 7/8” tall x 4" wide (17.4cm x 10.2cm).
These stamps are “mint” – meaning they have never been used. They have the original glue.
Adolph S. Ochs (1858-1935) was publisher of the New York Times after acquiring controlling ownership and installed himself as publisher. He was the publisher of The Chattanooga Times. Upon his installation the NY Times had a circulation of 9,000. Ochs came up with the New York Times slogan, "All the News That's Fit to Print." He gambled by lowering the price of the paper to 1¢. Circulation tripled within 1 year to 76,000. By the 1920's the circulation had risen to 780,000.
Under Ochs's leadership the NY Times became the first national "newspaper of record" & proved that a publisher could reconcile mass circulation, profitability, and journalistic responsibility. He did this by putting editorial independence ahead of profits. Adolph S. Ochs was publisher of the newspaper until his death in 1935.
My grand-aunt collected these. She was not a “true” stamp collector & basically stored them in manila envelopes. Whenever the USPS came out with a new stamp – especially a commemorative one – she purchased at least one sheet & put them away in her envelopes.
These stamps are great for collectors both young and old alike. Additionally, they’d be great for paper crafting & jewelry making or anywhere else your creativity wants to take you. They are also a great gift for someone born on the day the stamps were issued. Frame them and give them as a nice and thoughtful gift – or keep them for yourself.
We always combine shipping costs whenever safe for the items purchased. Shipping overages over $2.00 are always happily and automatically refunded
You can continue to browse through the rest of 4Get-Me-Not Treasures on ArtYah! by clicking here: http://www.artyah.com/Browse?Seller=4Get-Me-NotTreasures
This block of stamps would make a wonderful addition to a news journalist's collection.
Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful day!!