US 2022 Lake Itasca ; Mighty Mississippi 58c. Scott. 5698a

US 2022 Lake Itasca ; Mighty Mississippi 58c. Scott. 5698a

Series: The Mighty Mississippi (2022)

Stamp details: Lake Itasca, Minnesota

Issued date: 23-05-2022 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 58c.
(FOREVER - No Face Value)

Format: Pane of 10

Emission: Commemorative
First Day City: Memphis, Tennessee

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 5698a
Yvert et Tellier (France): 5532

Dimensions (height x width):
25mm x 39.75mm

Printer: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd
Print Method: Offset

Designers: Ethel Kessler

Stamp Colors: Multicolored
Perforation: Serpentine Die Cut 11
Gum type: Self-Adhesive

Themes: Landscape, Lake

Total print: 40,000,000 (estimate)

Note: Stamp from mini-sheet.

Face value US$0.58 on day of issue.

Description:- Lake Itasca is a small glacial lake, approximately 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2; 1,200 acres) in area. Located in southeastern Clearwater County, in the Headwaters area of north central Minnesota, it is notable for being the headwater of the Mississippi River. The lake is in Itasca State Park. It has an average depth of 20 to 35 feet (6.1 to 10.7 m) and is 1,475 feet (450 m) above sea level. The Ojibwe name for "Lake Itasca" is Omashkoozo-zaaga'igan (Elk Lake); this was changed by Henry Schoolcraft to "Itasca", coined from a combination of the Latin words veritas caput ("true head [of the Mississippi]"). It is one of several examples of pseudo-Indian place names created by Schoolcraft.