US 1967 'Airmail' Alaska Purchase ; Tlingit Totem 8c. Scott. C70

US 1967 'Airmail' Alaska Purchase ; Tlingit Totem 8c. Scott. C70

Series: Alaska Purchase Issue

Stamp details: Tlingit Totem, Southern Alaska

Issued date: 30-03-1967 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 8c.

Emission: Air Post
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): C70
Stanley Gibbons (UK): A1303
Michel (Germany): 918
Yvert et Tellier (France): PA66

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

Stamp Colors: Brown
Perforation: Perf 11 x 11
Paper: Tagged

Themes: Native, Tradition, Sketch

Total print: 55,710,000 (estimate)

The Tlingit are indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America. Their language is the Tlingit language, in which the name means 'People of the Tides'. The Russian name Koloshi or the related German name Koulischen may be encountered referring to the people in older historical literature, such as Grigory Shelikhov's 1796 map of Russian America.

Totem poles are monumental carvings found in western Canada and the northwestern United States. They are a type of Northwest Coast art, consisting of poles, posts or pillars, carved with symbols or figures. They are usually made from large trees, mostly western red cedar, by First Nations and Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast including northern Northwest Coast Haida, Tlingit, and Tsimshian communities in Southeast Alaska and British Columbia, Kwakwaka'wakw and Nuu-chah-nulth communities in southern British Columbia, and the Coast Salish communities in Washington and British Columbia.