US 1942 150 Years of Kentucky Statehood 3c. Scott. 904

US 1942 150 Years of Kentucky Statehood 3c. Scott. 904

Series: Kentucky Statehood Issue

Stamp details: 150 Years of Kentucky Statehood, Daniel Boone and Three Frontiersmen by Gilbert White

Issued date: 01-06-1942 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 904
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 901
Michel (Germany): 507
Yvert et Tellier (France): 456

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

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

Stamp Colors: Violet
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10

Themes: Famous People, Native, Painting

Total print: 63,558,400 (estimate)

Description:- Daniel Boone (1734-1820) was an American pioneer and frontiersman whose exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the United States. Boone became famous for his exploration and settlement of what is now Kentucky, which was then beyond the western borders of the Thirteen Colonies. Despite resistance from American Indians, for whom Kentucky was a traditional hunting ground, in 1775 Boone blazed the Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap and into Kentucky. There he founded Boonesborough, one of the first English-speaking settlements west of the Appalachian Mountains. By the end of the 18th century, more than 200,000 people had entered Kentucky by following the route marked by Boone.