THE OFFICIAL BICENTENNIAL ERA STAMPS & PRINT PORTFOLIO COMMEMORATING AFRO-AMERICAN SALEM POOR
Attractive portfolio created for the American Bicentennial. The folio includes several pages of pictures and text ( very detailed information filled with much interesting trivia ) along with a mint block of four stamps, featuring Salem Poor. Revolutionary War hero and African American who fought with such bravery at Bunker Hill in 1775 that Colonel William Prescott and 13 other American officers commended him to the Continental Congress ( not to be confused with Peter Salem, 1751-1816, Afro-American Revolutionary War hero from Framingham, Massachusetts ). As a black slave he was freed after fighting at both Lexington and Concord. It was Salem who is credited with killing the British commander, Major John Pitcairn, at the battle of Bunker Hill .
American Independence Fighters & Great Hero Folios Of 1776 Era (Produced In Association With Sunoco Oil, The Us Postal Service & The American Revolution Bicentennial Administration ). Sunoco Folios ( 8 Sides With Block Of 4 Genuine USA Stamps Depicting – ‘Contributors to the Cause’ – In New Condition. Each Measures Approximately 8 1/2 X 11 Inches.