A commemorative postage stamp on Marquis de Lafayette :

Issued by United States of America

Issued on Jun 13, 1977

Designer : Bradbury Thompson, Riverside, CT

Modeler : Peter Cocci

First Day City : Charleston, South Carolina

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 13 cents

Colors : Red, Blue and Black

Image Area :
x 1.440 inches or
x 36.57 millimeters

Plate Numbers : One

Stamps to Pane : 40

Engravers :
Joseph S. Creamer, Jr.
Albert Saavedra
(lettering & numeral)

Press : 3color intaglio

Name : MarieJoseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier de Lafayette

Born on Sep 6, 1757 at Chavaniac, Kingdom of France

Died on May 20, 1834 at Paris, France

About : 

  • After a tedious seven-week voyage aboard the “La Victoire, young Marquis de Lafayette came ashore on the coast of South Carolina on June 13, 1777. Although not sponsored by his government, his arrival in America to fight for American independence was a prelude to the vital French support which would follow. Within the next three months, he journeyed to Philadelphia, was commissioned a major general in the Continental Army and fought with distinction at the Battle of Brandywine.