U.S. #2870 Legends of the West (Recalled) MNH
Showgard Mount Size: SG192/201
The original (error) Legends of the West pane of twenty 29-cent stamps features the infamous misidentification purported to show African-American rodeo performer Bill Pickett (1870-1932) but actually picturing his younger brother Ben. For the first time in its history, the Post Office sold an unissued and recalled stamp to the public, and sold stamps to collectors for the first time using a lottery system. Also for the first time, a stamp was recalled due to a design error rather than a production or printing error.