US 1956 Mount Vernon (1758) 1c. Scott. 1032

US 1956 Mount Vernon (1758) 1c. Scott. 1032

Series: Liberty Issue

Stamp details: Mount Vernon (1758), plantation house of George Washington

Issued date: 22-02-1956 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 1c.

Emission: Definitive
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1032
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1030
Michel (Germany): 653Ax
Yvert et Tellier (France): 599

Dimensions (height x width):
22mm x 26mm

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

Stamp Colors: Brown carmine
Perforation: Perf 10 x 11

Themes: Historical Place, Building

Note: Dry printing:- Stamps printed on dry paper appear bright with a glossy surface. The paper is thicker and stiffer. The print therefore appears clearer and sharper.

Description:- Mount Vernon is an American landmark and former plantation of Founding Father, commander of the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War, and the first president of the United States George Washington and his wife, Martha. The estate is on the banks of the Potomac River in Fairfax County, Virginia. It is located south of Washington, D.C. and Alexandria, Virginia and is across the river from Prince George's County, Maryland.

The Washington family acquired land in the area in 1674. Around 1734, the family embarked on an expansion of its estate that continued under George Washington, who began leasing the estate in 1754 before becoming its sole owner in 1761.