US 1940 Botanist Luther Burbank 3c. Scott. 876

US 1940 Botanist Luther Burbank 3c. Scott. 876

Series: Famous Americans Issue - Scientists

Issued date: 17-04-1940 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 876
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 873
Michel (Germany): 472
Yvert et Tellier (France): 435

Dimensions (height x width):
29mm x 26mm

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

Stamp Colors: Bright red violet
Perforation: Perf 10 x 11

Themes: Scientist, Botanist, Famous People

Total print: 58,273,180 (estimate)

Description:- Luther Burbank (1849-1926) was an American botanist, horticulturist and pioneer in agricultural science. He developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants over his 55-year career. Burbank's varied creations included fruits, flowers, grains, grasses, and vegetables. He developed (but did not create) a spineless cactus (useful for cattle-feed) and the plumcot.