US 1926 Sesquicentennial Exposition 'Liberty Bell' 2c. Scott. 627

US 1926 Sesquicentennial Exposition 'Liberty Bell' 2c. Scott. 627

Series: Sesquicentennial Exposition Issue

Stamp details: Liberty Bell (1752), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Issued date: 10-05-1926 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 2c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 627
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 628
Michel (Germany): 303
Yvert et Tellier (France): 268

Dimensions (height x width):
25.4mm x 38.1mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Flat Plate

Stamp Colors: Carmine rose
Perforation: Perf 11

Themes: Bell, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Total print: 307,731,900 (estimate)

Description:- The Liberty Bell, previously called the State House Bell or Old State House Bell, is an iconic symbol of American independence, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Once placed in the steeple of the Pennsylvania State House (now renamed Independence Hall), the bell today is located across the street in the Liberty Bell Center in Independence National Historical Park.

The bell was commissioned in 1751 by the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly from the London firm of Lester and Pack (known subsequently as the Whitechapel Bell Foundry), and was cast with the lettering "Proclaim LIBERTY Throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants Thereof", a Biblical reference from the Book of Leviticus (25:10). The bell first cracked when rung after its arrival in Philadelphia, and was twice recast by local workmen John Pass and John Stow, whose last names appear on the bell. In its early years, the bell was used to summon lawmakers to legislative sessions and to alert citizens about public meetings and proclamations.