US 1898 Trans-Mississippi Philatelic Exposition 50c. Scott. 291

US 1898 Trans-Mississippi Philatelic Exposition 50c. Scott. 291

US 1898 stamps USPS Double-lined Watermark

Series: Trans-Mississippi Philatelic Exposition Issue

Stamp details: Western Mining Prospector

Issued date: 17-06-1898 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 50c.
Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: USPS Double-lined (S) [Up]

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 291
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 297
Michel (Germany): 123
Yvert et Tellier (France): 135
Unificato (Italy): 155

Dimensions (height x width):
25.4mm x 37.03mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Stamp Colors: Sage green
Perforation: line 12

Themes: Miners, Horses, Dog, Animals

Description:- The Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition was a world's fair held in Omaha, Nebraska from June 1 to November 1 of 1898. Its goal was to showcase the development of the entire West, stretching from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Coast. The Indian Congress was held concurrently. Over 2.6 million people came to Omaha to view the 4,062 exhibits during the five months of the Exposition. President William McKinley and William Jennings Bryan were among the dignitaries who attended at the invitation of Gurdon Wattles, the event's leader. 100,000 people assembled on the plaza to hear them speak. The Expo stretched over a 180-acre (0.73 km2) tract in North Omaha and featured a 2,000 feet (610 m)-long lagoon encircled by 21 classical buildings that featured fine and modern products from around the world.