US 1956 The Alamo (1744), San Antonio 9c. Scott. 1043

US 1956 The Alamo (1744), San Antonio 9c. Scott. 1043

Series: Liberty Issue

Stamp details: The Alamo (1744), San Antonio

Issued date: 14-06-1956 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 9c.

Emission: Definitive
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1043
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1042
Michel (Germany): 664Ax
Yvert et Tellier (France): 614

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

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

Stamp Colors: Pink lilac
Perforation: Perf 10˝ x 11

Themes: Historical Place, Fort

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:- The Battle of the Alamo (February 23 – March 6, 1836) was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna reclaimed the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Bexar (modern-day San Antonio, Texas, United States), killing most of the Texians and Tejanos inside. Santa Anna's cruelty during the battle inspired many Texians and Tejanos to join the Texian Army. Buoyed by a desire for revenge, the Texians defeated the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacinto, on April 21, 1836, ending the rebellion in favor of the newly formed Republic of Texas.