US 1962 The Homestead Act Centenary 4c. Scott. 1198

US 1962 The Homestead Act Centenary 4c. Scott. 1198

Series: Homestead Act Centenary Issue

Stamp details: The Homestead Act

Issued date: 20-05-1962 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 4c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1198
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1197
Michel (Germany): 828
Yvert et Tellier (France): 731

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

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

Stamp Colors: Slate blue
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10

Themes: Home, Family

Total print: 122,730,000 (estimate)

Description:- The Homestead Acts were several laws in the United States by which an applicant could acquire ownership of government land or the public domain, typically called a homestead. In all, more than 160 million acres (650 thousand km2; 250 thousand sq mi) of public land, or nearly 10 percent of the total area of the United States, was given away free to 1.6 million homesteaders; most of the homesteads were west of the Mississippi River.