US 1926 John Ericsson (1803-1889) 5c. Scott. 628

US 1926 John Ericsson (1803-1889) 5c. Scott. 628

Series: Ericsson Memorial Issue

Stamp details: Statue of John Ericsson (1803-1889), Swedish-American inventor

Issued date: 29-05-1926 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 5c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 628
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 629
Michel (Germany): 304
Yvert et Tellier (France): 270

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

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

Stamp Colors: Grey lilac
Perforation: Perf 11

Themes: Statue, Inventor

Total print: 20,280,000 (estimate)

Description:- John Ericsson (1803-1889) was a Swedish-American inventor. He was active in England and the United States. Ericsson collaborated on the design of the railroad steam locomotive Novelty, which competed in the Rainhill Trials on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, which were won by inventor George Stephenson's (1781-1848), Rocket. In North America, he designed the United States Navy's first screw-propelled steam-frigate USS Princeton, in partnership with Captain (later Commodore) Robert F. Stockton (1795-1866), who unjustly blamed him for a fatal accident.

A new partnership with Cornelius H. DeLamater (1821-1889), of the DeLamater Iron Works in New York City resulted in the first armoured ironclad warship equipped with a rotating gun turret, USS Monitor, which dramatically saved the U.S. (Union Navy) naval blockading squadron from destruction by an ironclad Confederate States naval vessel, CSS Virginia, at the famous Battle of Hampton Roads at the southern mouth of Chesapeake Bay (with the James River) in March 1862, during the American Civil War.