US 1967 150th Anniversary of Erie Canal 5c. Scott. 1325

US 1967 150th Anniversary of Erie Canal 5c. Scott. 1325

Series: 150th Anniversary of Erie Canal Issue

Stamp details: Stern of Early Canal Boat

Issued date: 04-07-1967 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 5c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1325
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1305
Michel (Germany): 923
Yvert et Tellier (France): 828

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

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

Stamp Colors: Multicolored
Perforation: Perf 11 x 11

Themes: Canal, Boat, Transports

Total print: 118,870,000 (estimate)

Description: The Erie Canal is a historic canal in upstate New York that runs east-west between the Hudson River and Lake Erie. Completed in 1825, the canal was the first navigable waterway connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes, vastly reducing the costs of transporting people and goods across the Appalachians. In effect, the canal accelerated the settlement of the Great Lakes region, the westward expansion of the United States, and the economic ascendancy of New York State. It has been called "The Nation's First Superhighway."