Nathan Hale: Yale 1773 :: Curator: Richard E. Mooney mssa exhibition

Hale's Life in Connecticut  |  The Years At Yale  |  In The Revolutionary War  |  How Sculptors Saw Him  |  George Dudley Seymour  |  Images & Namesakes  

George Dudley Seymour He Documented Hale's Story
letter from postmaster and stamp
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The postage stamp
Seymour got his wish when the Post Office created a new half-cent denomination in 1925 and assigned it to Hale, using the Bela Lyon Pratt statue for the engraving. Postmaster General Harry S. New sent Seymour these three stamps from the first printing, endorsed with his initials "H.S.N." and the initials of his title "P.M.G." First-class postage at the time was two cents. By 1938 more than 2.6 billion Hales had been issued.