US 1901 Pan-American Exposition 8c. Ships Scott. 298

US 1901 Pan-American Exposition 8c. Ships Scott. 298

US 1901 stamps USPS Double-lined Watermark

Series: Pan-American Exposition Issue

Stamp details: Canal Locks (1837), Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Issued date: 01-05-1901 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 8c.
Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: USPS Double-lined (S) [Up]

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 298
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 304
Michel (Germany): 136
Yvert et Tellier (France): 142
Unificato (Italy): 162

Dimensions (height x width):
25.4mm x 31.8mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Stamp Colors: Black and Brown violet
Perforation: line 12

Themes: Ships, Transports, Canal

Total print: 5,000,000

Description:- The Pan-American Exposition was a World's Fair held in Buffalo, New York, United States, from May 1 through November 2, 1901. The fair occupied 350 acres (0.55 sq mi) of land on the western edge of what is now Delaware Park, extending from Delaware Avenue to Elmwood Avenue and northward to Great Arrow Avenue. It is remembered today primarily for being the location of the assassination of United States President William McKinley at the Temple of Music on September 6, 1901. The exposition was illuminated at night. Thomas A. Edison, Inc. filmed it during the day and a pan of it at night.