US 1935 Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam) 3c. Scott. 774

US 1935 Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam) 3c. Scott. 774

Series: Boulder Dam Issue

Stamp details: Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)

Issued date: 30-09-1935 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 774
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 773
Michel (Germany): 378
Yvert et Tellier (France): 340

Dimensions (height x width):
40mm x 25mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Flat plate

Stamp Colors: Purple
Perforation: Perf 11

Themes: Dam, Lake, Mountains

Total print: 73,610,650 (estimate)

Description:- Hoover Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Nevada and Arizona. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives. It was referred to as Hoover Dam after President Herbert Hoover in bills passed by Congress during its construction; it was named Boulder Dam by the Roosevelt administration. The Hoover Dam name was restored by Congress in 1947.