US 1956 King Salmon Fishes ; Wildlife Conservation 3c. Scott. 1079


US 1956 King Salmon Fishes ; Wildlife Conservation 3c. Scott. 1079


Series: Wildlife Conservation Issue

Stamp details: Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)

Issued date: 09-11-1956 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1079
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1081
Michel (Germany): 701
Yvert et Tellier (France): 612A

Dimensions (height x width):
26mm x 40mm

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

Stamp Colors: Blue green
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10

Themes: Fishes, Environment Protection

Total print: 109,275,000 (estimate)

Description:- The Chinook salmon is the largest and most valuable species of Pacific salmon in North America, as well as the largest in the genus Oncorhynchus. Its common name is derived from the Chinookan peoples. Other vernacular names for the species include king salmon, Quinnat salmon, Tsumen, spring salmon, chrome hog, Blackmouth, and Tyee salmon. The scientific species name is based on the Russian common name chavycha.
Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinook_salmon