US 1968 Hemisfair ; Map of North & South America 6c. Scott. 1340

US 1968 Hemisfair ; Map of North & South America 6c. Scott. 1340

Series: Hemisfair 1968 Issue

Stamp details: Map of North & South America & Lines Converging on Texas

Issued date: 30-03-1968 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 6c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1340
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1324
Michel (Germany): 946
Yvert et Tellier (France): 844

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

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

Stamp Colors: Blue, rose red and white
Perforation: Perf 11 x 11

Themes: Map, Fair, Exhibition

Total print: 144,345,000 (estimate)

Description:- HemisFair '68 was the official 1968 World's Fair (or International Exposition) held in San Antonio, Texas, from April 6 through October 6, 1968. The theme of the fair was "The Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas", celebrating the many nations which settled the region. The fair was held in 1968 to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the founding of San Antonio in 1718. More than thirty nations and fifteen corporations hosted pavilions at the fair. The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) which oversees World's Fairs and Expositions, awarded HemisFair '68 with official Fair status on November 17, 1965. The theme character of the fair was a dragon named Luther created by Sid and Marty Krofft, who was later renamed and starred in the Kroffts' Saturday morning television show H.R. Pufnstuf. The main premise of the show was taken from their production for the Coca-Cola pavilion at the fair.