US 1962 Seattle World's Fair 4c. Scott. 1196

US 1962 Seattle World's Fair 4c. Scott. 1196

Series: Seattle World's Fair Issue

Stamp details: Space Needle and Monorail

Issued date: 25-04-1962 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 4c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1196
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1195
Michel (Germany): 826
Yvert et Tellier (France): 729

Dimensions (height x width):
40mm x 25mm

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

Stamp Colors: Dark blue and red
Perforation: Perf 11 x 11

Themes: Railway, Monorail, Transports, Architecture, Tower, World Exhibition

Total print: 147,310,000 (estimate)

Description:- The Century 21 Exposition (also known as the Seattle World's Fair) was a world's fair held April 21, 1962, to October 21, 1962, in Seattle, Washington, United States. Nearly 10 million people attended the fair. As planned, the exposition left behind a fairground and numerous public buildings and public works; some credit it with revitalizing Seattle's economic and cultural life. The fair saw the construction of the Space Needle and Alweg monorail, as well as several sports venues (Washington State Coliseum, now Climate Pledge Arena) and performing arts buildings, most of which have since been replaced or heavily remodeled. Unlike some other world's fairs of its era, Century 21 made a profit.