US 1964 Christmas ; Sprig of Conifer (Pinophyta) 5c. Scott. 1257

US 1964 Christmas ; Sprig of Conifer (Pinophyta) 5c. Scott. 1257

Series: Christmas 1964 Issue

Stamp details: Sprig of Conifer (Pinophyta)

Issued date: 09-11-1964 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 5c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1257
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1239
Michel (Germany): 872x
Yvert et Tellier (France): 772

Dimensions (height x width):
26mm x 22mm

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

Stamp Colors: Green, Carmine and Black
Perforation: Perf 11 x 11
Paper: Ordinary

Themes: Christmas, Leaves, Plants

Total print: 351,940,000 (estimate)

Description: Conifers are a group of cone-bearing seed plants, a subset of gymnosperms. Scientifically, they make up the division Pinophyta, also known as Coniferophyta or Coniferae. The division contains a single extant class, Pinopsida. All extant conifers are perennial woody plants with secondary growth. The great majority are trees, though a few are shrubs. Examples include cedars, Douglas-firs, cypresses, firs, junipers, kauri, larches, pines, hemlocks, redwoods, spruces, and yews. As of 1998, the division Pinophyta was estimated to contain eight families, 68 genera, and 629 living species.