US 1931 Buffalo Bison 30c. Scott. 700


US 1931 Buffalo Bison 30c. Scott. 700


Series: 1922-1926 Regular Issue

Issued date: 08-09-1931 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 30c.

Emission: Definitive
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 700
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 700
Michel (Germany): 281F
Yvert et Tellier (France): 244(B)

Dimensions (height x width):
22.2mm x 25.4mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary press

Stamp Colors: Blue green
Perforation: Perf 10 x 11

Themes: Buffalo, Bison, Animals, Cattle, Mammals

Description:- The American bison (Bison bison) is a species of bison native to North America. Sometimes colloquially referred to as buffalo, it is one of two extant species of bison, alongside the European bison. Its historical range, by 9000 BC, is described as the great bison belt, a tract of rich grassland that ran from Alaska to the Gulf of Mexico, east to the as far north as New York, south to Georgia and, according to some sources, further south to Florida, with sightings in North Carolina near Buffalo Ford on the Catawba River as late as 1750.

Once roaming in vast herds, the species nearly became extinct by a combination of commercial hunting and slaughter in the 19th century and introduction of bovine diseases from domestic cattle. With a population in excess of 60 million in the late 18th century, the species was culled down to just 541 animals by 1889. Recovery efforts expanded in the mid-20th century, with a resurgence to roughly 31,000 wild bison as of March 2019. For many years, the population was primarily found in a few national parks and reserves. Through multiple reintroductions, the species now freely roams wild in several regions in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, with it also being introduced to Yakutia in Russia.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_bison