Selling oneUncirculated 1955 3c Andrew W. Mellon Stamp #1072. Historical info below.Questions welcome. Check out my other items. We are happy to offer combined shipping and will revise the invoice to reflect the cheapest shipping cost given the number of items sold. Comes from SMOKE-FREE HOMESelling the Actual item depicted in the pictures as shown in "Gallery" picture. Remaining pictures are provided for further details. Please zoom in on the pictures and if you have any questions feel free to message me.Issue Date:December 20, 1955City: Washington, D.C.Quantity:112,434,000 Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and PrintingPrinting Method: Rotary Press Perforations: 10 ½ x 11Color: Rose carmineU.S. #1072 was issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Andrew W. Mellon, financier and art collector, who also served as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from 1921-32.Andrew Mellon – Art Collector, FinancierMellon (1855-1937) made his fortune in oil, steel, shipbuilding, and construction.He became one of the wealthiest people in the U.S.; by the mid-1920s, only Henry Ford and John Rockefeller paid more in income tax than Mellon.He became the Secretary of Treasury in 1921 under Warren Harding.Mellon faced the task of reducing a huge debt left over from World War I.He influenced an overhaul of the tax system, and by 1930 had cut the federal debt from $26 billion to $16 billion.He was Treasury Secretary for over 10 years and served under three Presidents.Mellon also had a great appreciation for art.He donated $15 million to the building of the National Art Gallery in Washington, D.C.He also added part of his personal collection, including some masterpieces.