US 1935 Connecticut Tercentenary 'The Charter Oak' 3c. Scott. 772


US 1935 Connecticut Tercentenary 'The Charter Oak' 3c. Scott. 772


US 1935 Connecticut Tercentenary 'The Charter Oak' 3c. Scott. 772 details


Series: Connecticut Tercentenary Issue

Stamp details: The Charter Oak (1857), painting by Charles De Wolf Brownell

Issued date: 26-04-1935 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 772
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 771
Michel (Germany): 376
Yvert et Tellier (France): 338

Dimensions (height x width):
26mm x 40mm

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

Stamp Colors: Violet
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10

Themes: Paintings, Trees, Plants

Total print: 70,726,800 (estimate)

Description:- The Charter Oak was an unusually large white oak tree growing on Wyllys Hyll in Hartford, Connecticut in the United States, from around the 12th or 13th century until it fell during a storm in 1856. According to tradition, Connecticut's Royal Charter of 1662 was hidden within the hollow of the tree to thwart its confiscation by the English governor-general. The oak became a symbol of American independence and is commemorated on the Connecticut State Quarter. In 1935, for Connecticut's tercentennial, it was also depicted on both a commemorative half dollar and a postage stamp.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charter_Oak