US 1949 'Airmail' Bicentennial of Alexandria, Virginia 6c. Scott. C40

US 1949 'Airmail' Bicentennial of Alexandria, Virginia  6c. Scott. C40

Series: Airmail 1941-1949

Stamp details: Home of John Carlyle, Alexandria Seal, Gadsby's Tavern

Issued date: 11-05-1949 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 6c.

Emission: Air Post

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): C40
Stanley Gibbons (UK): A981
Michel (Germany): 597
Yvert et Tellier (France): PA40
Unificato (Italy): A39

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

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

Stamp Colors: Carmine
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10

Themes: Aviation, Aircraft, Transports, Ship, Buildings

Total print: 75,085,000 (estimate)

Description:- Gadsby's Tavern is a complex of historic buildings at 134 and 138 North Royal Street at the corner of Cameron Street in the Old Town district of Alexandria, Virginia. The complex includes a c.1785 tavern, the 1792 City Tavern and Hotel, and an 1878 hotel addition. The taverns were a central part of the social, economic, political, and educational life of the city of Alexandria at the time. Currently, the complex is home to Gadsby's Tavern Restaurant, American Legion Post 24, and Gadsby's Tavern Museum, a cultural history museum. The museum houses exhibits of early American life in Virginia, and the restaurant operates in the original 1792 City Tavern dining room, serving a mixture of period and modern foods.