US 1934 Zion National Park, Utah 8c. Scott. 747

US 1934 Zion National Park, Utah 8c. Scott. 747

Series: National Parks Year Issue

Stamp details: Mountain Great White Throne, Zion National Park, Utah

Issued date: 18-09-1934 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 8c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 747
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 746
Michel (Germany): 371
Yvert et Tellier (France): 335A

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

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

Stamp Colors: Sage green
Perforation: Perf 11

Themes: National Park, Park, Landscape, Rocks, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Total print: 15,288,700 (estimate)

Description:- Zion National Park is an American National Park located in Southwestern Utah near the town of Springdale. A prominent feature of the 229-square-mile (590 km2) park is Zion Canyon, which is 15 miles (24 km) long and up to 2,640 ft (800 m) deep. The canyon walls are reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone eroded by the North Fork of the Virgin River. The lowest point in the park is 3,666 ft (1,117 m) at Coalpits Wash and the highest peak is 8,726 ft (2,660 m) at Horse Ranch Mountain. Located at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert regions, the park has a unique geography and a variety of life zones that allow for unusual plant and animal diversity. Numerous plant species as well as 289 species of birds, 75 mammals (including 19 species of bat), and 32 reptiles inhabit the park's four life zones: desert, riparian, woodland, and coniferous forest. Zion National Park includes mountains, canyons, buttes, mesas, monoliths, rivers, slot canyons, and natural arches.