John Adams (1735-1826) was an American politician and diplomat. He was the 2nd President of the United States from 1797 to 1801. John Adams was an early advocate of self-government for the American colonies and co-author of the Declaration of Independence. Todays stamp, the 2-cent John Adams stamp was issued as part of the Presidential Series of 1938. CV is less than a dollar for a single mint copy. Something more for the plate-block shown.