US 1954 Lewis and Clark Expedition Sesquicentennial 3c. Scott. 1063

US 1954 Lewis and Clark Expedition Sesquicentennial 3c. Scott. 1063

Series: Lewis and Clark Expedition Issue

Stamp details: Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, & Sacagawea Landing

Issued date: 28-07-1954 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1063
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1065
Michel (Germany): 679
Yvert et Tellier (France): 586

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: Explorers, Canoeing, Expedition

Total print: 116,078,150 (estimate)

Note: 'Dry' Method Printing.

Description:- The Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition, was the United States expedition to cross the newly acquired western portion of the country after the Louisiana Purchase. The Corps of Discovery was a select group of U.S. Army and civilian volunteers under the command of Captain Meriwether Lewis and his close friend Second Lieutenant William Clark. Clark and 30 members set out from Camp Dubois, Illinois, on May 14, 1804, met Lewis and ten other members of the group in St. Charles, Missouri, then went up the Missouri River. The expedition crossed the Continental Divide of the Americas near the Lemhi Pass, eventually coming to the Columbia River, and the Pacific Ocean in 1805. The return voyage began on March 23, 1806, at Fort Clatsop, Oregon, and ended on September 23 of the same year.