US 1869 Pony Express Rider 2c. Scott. 113

US 1869 Pony Express Rider 2c. Scott. 113

Series: 1869 National Bank Note Co.

Issued date: 20-03-1869 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 2c.
Emission: Definitive

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 113
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 115
Michel (Germany): 27
Yvert et Tellier (France): 30

Dimensions (height x width):
22.2mm x 22.2mm

Stamp Colors: Brown
Perforation: line 12
Paper: Hard wove paper
Gum: Brown

Themes: Horses, Animals, Mammals, Postal History

Note: G Grill, 9x9mm (12 x 11-11 points).

Total print: 72,109,050

Description:- The Pony Express was an American express mail service that used relays of horse-mounted riders. It operated from April 3, 1860, to October 26, 1861, between Missouri and California. It was operated by the Central Overland California and Pikes Peak Express Company. During its 18 months of operation, the Pony Express reduced the time for messages to travel between the east and west US coast to about 10 days.