US 1946 Smithsonian Institution 3c. Scott. 943

US 1946 Smithsonian Institution 3c. Scott. 943

Series: Smithsonian Institution Issue

Stamp details: Smithsonian Institution

Issued date: 10-08-1946 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 943
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 940
Michel (Germany): 548
Yvert et Tellier (France): 495

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

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

Stamp Colors: Brown lilac
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10

Themes: Building

Total print: 139,209,500 (estimate)

Description:- The Smithsonian, or simply the Smithsonian, is a group of museums and education and research centers, the largest such complex in the world, created by the U.S. Government "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge". Founded on August 10, 1846, it operates as a trust instrumentality and is not formally a part of any of the three branches of the federal government. The institution is named after its founding donor, British scientist James Smithson. It was originally organized as the United States National Museum, but that name ceased to exist administratively in 1967.