US 1948 Rough Riders ; Capt. William O'Neill 3c. Scott. 973


US 1948 Rough Riders ; Capt. William O'Neill 3c. Scott. 973


Series: Rough Riders Issue

Stamp details: Statue of Capt. William O'Neill by Solon H. Borglum

Issued date: 27-10-1948 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 973
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 970
Michel (Germany): 586
Yvert et Tellier (France): 524

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

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

Stamp Colors: Violet brown
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10

Themes: Horse, Statue

Total print: 53,875,000 (estimate)

Description:- William Owen "Buckey" O'Neill (1860-1898) was a sheriff, newspaper editor, miner, politician, Georgist, gambler and lawyer, mainly in Arizona. His nickname came from his tendency to "buck the tiger" (play contrary to the odds) at faro or other card games. He later became a captain in Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders, and died in battle.
Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckey_O%27Neill