US 1958 Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, New York City 8c. Scott. 1042

US 1958 Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, New York City 8c. Scott. 1042

Series: Liberty Issue

Stamp details: Statue of Liberty (1875), Liberty Island, New York City

Issued date: 22-03-1958 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 8c.

Emission: Definitive
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1042
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1040
Michel (Germany): 663A
Yvert et Tellier (France): 637
Unificato (Italy): 830

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

Stamp Colors: Dark blue and Red
Perforation: Perf 11 x 11

Themes: Statue, Monument, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Note: Giori Press printing (Frame: 22mm high)

Description:- The Statue of is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the United States. The copper statue, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and its metal framework was built by Gustave Eiffel. The statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886.

The statue is a figure of Libertas, a robed Roman liberty goddess. She holds a torch above her head with her right hand, and in her left hand carries a tabula ansata inscribed JULY IV MDCCLXXVI (July 4, 1776 in Roman numerals), the date of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. A broken shackle and chain lie at her feet as she walks forward, commemorating the recent national abolition of slavery. After its dedication, the statue became an icon of freedom and of the United States, seen as a symbol of welcome to immigrants arriving by sea.