US 1956 Independence Hall (1753), Philadelphia 10c. Scott. 1044

US 1956 Independence Hall (1753), Philadelphia 10c. Scott. 1044

Series: Liberty Issue

Stamp details: Independence Hall (1753), Philadelphia

Issued date: 04-07-1956 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 10c.

Emission: Definitive
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1044
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1043
Michel (Germany): 665Ax
Yvert et Tellier (France): 615

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

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

Stamp Colors: Carmine brown
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:- Independence Hall is a historic civic building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in which both the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted by America's Founding Fathers. The structure forms the centerpiece of the Independence National Historical Park and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The building was completed in 1753 as the Pennsylvania State House and served as the capitol for the Province and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania until the state capital moved to Lancaster in 1799. It was the principal meeting place of the Second Continental Congress from 1775 to 1781 and was the site of the Constitutional Convention in the summer of 1787.

A convention held in Independence Hall in 1915, presided over by former U.S. president William Howard Taft, marked the formal announcement of the formation of the League to Enforce Peace, which led to the League of Nations in 1920 and the United Nations, a quarter century later.