US 1958 Atlantic Cable Centenary 4c. Scott. 1112

US 1958 Atlantic Cable Centenary 4c. Scott. 1112

Series: Atlantic Cable Centennial Issue

Stamp details: Atlantic Cable Centenary

Issued date: 15-08-1958 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 4c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1112
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1111
Michel (Germany): 734
Yvert et Tellier (France): 648

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

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

Stamp Colors: Reddish purple
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10

Themes: Telecommunication, Globe, Science and Technology

Total print: 114,570,200 (estimate)

Description:- Transatlantic Telegraph Cables were undersea cables running under the Atlantic Ocean for telegraph communications. Telegraphy is now an obsolete form of communication, and the cables have long since been decommissioned, but telephone and data are still carried on other transatlantic telecommunications cables. The first cable was laid in the 1850s from Valentia Island off the west coast of Ireland to Bay of Bulls, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. The first communications occurred on 16 August 1858, but the line speed was poor, and efforts to improve it caused the cable to fail after three weeks.