US 1939 New York World's Fair 3c. Scott. 853

US 1939 New York World's Fair 3c. Scott. 853

Series: New York World's Fair Issue

Stamp details: Trylon and Perisphere

Issued date: 01-04-1939 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 853
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 850
Michel (Germany): 448
Yvert et Tellier (France): 405

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

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

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

Themes: Geometric Shapes, Exposition
Total print: 101,699,550 (estimate)

Description:- The 1939–40 New York World's Fair was a world's fair held at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens, New York, United States. It was the second-most expensive American world's fair of all time, exceeded only by St. Louis's Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904. Many countries around the world participated in it, and over 44 million people attended its exhibits in two seasons. It was the first exposition to be based on the future, with an opening slogan of "Dawn of a New Day", and it allowed all visitors to take a look at "the world of tomorrow".

When World War II began four months into the 1939 World's Fair, many exhibits were affected, especially those on display in the pavilions of countries under Axis occupation. After the close of the fair in 1940, many exhibits were demolished or removed, though some buildings were retained for the 1964–1965 New York World's Fair, held at the same site.