US 1958 International Geophysical Year 3c. Scott. 1107

US 1958 International Geophysical Year 3c. Scott. 1107

Series: Geophysical Year Issue

Stamp details: Solar Disc and Hands from Michelangelo's 'Creation of Adam'

Issued date: 31-05-1958 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1106
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1105
Michel (Germany): 726
Yvert et Tellier (France): 642

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

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

Stamp Colors: Black and Red orange
Perforation: Perf 11 x 11

Themes: International Year, Hands

Total print: 125,815,200 (estimate)

Description:- The International Geophysical Year (IGY) was an international scientific project that lasted from 1 July 1957 to 31 December 1958. It marked the end of a long period during the Cold War when scientific interchange between East and West had been seriously interrupted. Sixty-seven countries participated in IGY projects, although one notable exception was the mainland People's Republic of China, which was protesting against the participation of the Republic of China (Taiwan). East and West agreed to nominate the Belgian Marcel Nicolet as secretary general of the associated international organization.