US 1953 Opening of Japan Centennial 3c. Scott. 1021

US 1953 Opening of Japan Centennial 3c. Scott. 1021

Series: Opening of Japan Centennial Issue

Stamp details: Commodore Matthew C. Perry and First Anchorage of Tokyo Bay

Issued date: 14-07-1953 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1021
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1018
Michel (Germany): 641
Yvert et Tellier (France): 572

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

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

Stamp Colors: Green
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10˝

Themes: Famous People, Ships, Boats, Painting, Hills

Total print: 89,289,600 (estimate)

Description:- Matthew Calbraith Perry (1794-1858) was a commodore of the United States Navy who commanded ships in several wars, including the War of 1812 and the Mexican–American War (1846–1848). He played a leading role in the opening of Japan to the West with the Convention of Kanagawa in 1854.
Perry was interested in the education of naval officers and assisted in the development of an apprentice system that helped establish the curriculum at the United States Naval Academy. With the advent of the steam engine, he became a leading advocate of modernizing the U.S. Navy and came to be considered "The Father of the Steam Navy" in the United States.