US 1898 Trans-Mississippi Philatelic Exposition 8c. Scott. 289

US 1898 Trans-Mississippi Philatelic Exposition 8c. Scott. 289

US 1898 stamps USPS Double-lined Watermark

Series: Trans-Mississippi Philatelic Exposition Issue

Stamp details: Troops Guarding Wagon Train, Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Issued date: 17-06-1898 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 8c.
Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: USPS Double-lined (S) [Up]

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 289
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 295
Michel (Germany): 121
Yvert et Tellier (France): 133
Unificato (Italy): 153

Dimensions (height x width):
25.4mm x 37.03mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Stamp Colors: Violet brown
Perforation: line 12

Themes: Horses, Animals, Mammals, Carriages, Soldiers

Description:- The Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition was a world's fair held in Omaha, Nebraska from June 1 to November 1 of 1898. Its goal was to showcase the development of the entire West, stretching from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Coast. The Indian Congress was held concurrently. Over 2.6 million people came to Omaha to view the 4,062 exhibits during the five months of the Exposition. President William McKinley and William Jennings Bryan were among the dignitaries who attended at the invitation of Gurdon Wattles, the event's leader. 100,000 people assembled on the plaza to hear them speak. The Expo stretched over a 180-acre (0.73 km2) tract in North Omaha and featured a 2,000 feet (610 m)-long lagoon encircled by 21 classical buildings that featured fine and modern products from around the world.