US 1939 Golden Gate Intl. Exposition, San Francisco 3c. Scott. 852

US 1939 Golden Gate Intl. Exposition, San Francisco 3c. Scott. 852

Series: Golden Gate Intl. Exposition, San Francisco

Stamp details: Golden Gate - Tower of the Sun

Issued date: 18-02-1939 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 852
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 849
Michel (Germany): 447
Yvert et Tellier (France): 404

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

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

Stamp Colors: Bright purple
Perforation: Perf 10˝ x 11

Themes: Tower, Exposition

Total print: 114,439,600 (estimate)

Description:- The Golden Gate International Exposition (GGIE) (1939 and 1940), held at San Francisco's Treasure Island, was a World's Fair celebrating, among other things, the city's two newly built bridges. The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge opened in 1936 and the Golden Gate Bridge in 1937. The exposition opened from February 18, 1939, through October 29, 1939, and from May 25, 1940, through September 29, 1940.

The Golden Gate is a strait on the west coast of North America that connects San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. It is defined by the headlands of the San Francisco Peninsula and the Marin Peninsula, and, since 1937, has been spanned by the Golden Gate Bridge. The entire shoreline and adjacent waters throughout the strait are managed by the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.