US 1869 Ocean liner SS Adriatic (1871) 12c. Scott. 117

US 1869 Ocean liner SS Adriatic (1871) 12c. Scott. 117

Series: 1869 National Bank Note Co.

Issued date: 01-04-1869 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 12c.
Emission: Definitive

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 117
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 119
Michel (Germany): 31
Yvert et Tellier (France): 34

Dimensions (height x width):
25.4mm x 25.4mm

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

Themes: Ships, Sailing Ships

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

Total print: 3,012,700

Description:- SS Adriatic was the first of two White Star Line ocean liners to carry the name Adriatic. The White Star Line's first four steamships, the (Oceanic (I), Atlantic, Baltic, and the Republic) met with great success in the trans-Atlantic market, and the line decided to build two more. The first of these was the SS Adriatic, which was built by Harland and Wolff and launched on 17 October 1871; the second was the Celtic.