US 1935 California Pacific Int. Exposition, San Diego 3c. Scott. 773

US 1935 California Pacific Int. Exposition, San Diego 3c. Scott. 773

Series: California Pacific Exposition Issue

Stamp details: California Pacific Intl. Exposition (1935), San Diego

Issued date: 29-05-1935 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 773
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 772
Michel (Germany): 377
Yvert et Tellier (France): 339

Dimensions (height x width):
26mm x 41mm

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

Stamp Colors: Purple
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10˝

Themes: Lighthouse, Buildings, Exposition

Total print: 100,839,600 (estimate)

Description:- The California Pacific International Exposition was an exposition held in San Diego, California during May 29, 1935–November 11, 1935 and February 12, 1936–September 9, 1936. The exposition was held in Balboa Park, San Diego's large central urban park, which had also been the site of the earlier Panama-California Exposition in 1915.

The Exposition was held to promote San Diego and support its economy, which had slowed with the country's Great Depression. The first year was such a financial and attendance success that it was held over for a second year. The exposition had hundreds of exhibits on history, the arts, horticulture, ethnic cultures, science, and industry. Some concessions and exhibits were unusual, such as the Gold Gulch, Lost Continent of Mu, Zoro Garden Nudist Colony, and the "One Ton Mechanical Man."