US 1961 'Airmail' Liberty Bell 13c. Scott. C62

US 1961 'Airmail' Liberty Bell 13c. Scott. C62

Series: Airmail 1952-1967

Stamp details: Liberty Bell - Let Freedom Ring

Issued date: 28-06-1961 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 13c.

Emission: Air Post

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): C62
Stanley Gibbons (UK): A1138
Michel (Germany): 782x
Yvert et Tellier (France): PA57

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

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

Stamp Colors: Black and red
Perforation: Perf 11 x 11

Themes: Aircraft, Aviation, Bell

Description:- The Liberty Bell, previously called the State House Bell or Old State House Bell, is an iconic symbol of American independence, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Once placed in the steeple of the Pennsylvania State House (now renamed Independence Hall), the bell today is located across the street in the Liberty Bell Center in Independence National Historical Park. The bell was commissioned in 1751 by the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly from the London firm of Lester and Pack (known subsequently as the Whitechapel Bell Foundry), and was cast with the lettering "Proclaim LIBERTY Throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants Thereof", a Biblical reference from the Book of Leviticus (25:10). The bell first cracked when rung after its arrival in Philadelphia, and was twice recast by local workmen John Pass and John Stow, whose last names appear on the bell. In its early years, the bell was used to summon lawmakers to legislative sessions and to alert citizens about public meetings and proclamations.