US 1937 Military Academy, West Point 5c. Scott. 789

US 1937 Military Academy, West Point 5c. Scott. 789

Series: Army Issue

Stamp details: United States Military Academy, West Point

Issued date: 26-05-1937 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 5c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 789
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 784
Michel (Germany): 393
Yvert et Tellier (France): 357

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

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

Stamp Colors: Ultramarine
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10

Themes: Famous People, Military Officer, Building

Total print: 36,839,250 (estimate)

Description:- The United States Military Academy (USMA), also known metonymically as West Point or simply as Army, is a United States service academy in West Point, New York. It was originally established as a fort, since it sits on strategic high ground overlooking the Hudson River with a scenic view, 50 miles (80 km) north of New York City. It is the oldest of the five American service academies and educates cadets for commissioning into the United States Army.

The academy was founded in 1802, one year after President Thomas Jefferson directed that plans be set in motion to establish it. The entire central campus is a national landmark and home to scores of historic sites, buildings, and monuments. The majority of the campus's Norman-style buildings are constructed from gray and black granite. The campus is a popular tourist destination, with a visitor center and the oldest museum in the United States Army.