US 1958 'Airmail' Bald Eagle in Flight 5c. Scott. C50

US 1958 'Airmail' Bald Eagle in Flight 5c. Scott. C50

Series: Airmail 1952-1967

Stamp details: Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Issued date: 31-07-1958 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 5c.

Emission: Air Post

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): C50
Stanley Gibbons (UK): A1067
Michel (Germany): 681
Yvert et Tellier (France): PA48

Dimensions (height x width):
26mm x 21mm

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

Stamp Colors: Red
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10

Themes: Aircraft, Aviation, Eagle, Bird of Prey

Total print: 72,480,000 (estimate)

Description:- The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey found in North America. A sea eagle, it has two known subspecies and forms a species pair with the white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), which occupies the same niche as the bald eagle in the Palearctic. Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.