US 1958 Fort Duquesne Bicentennial 4c. Scott. 1123

US 1958 Fort Duquesne Bicentennial 4c. Scott. 1123

Series: Fort Duquesne Issue

Stamp details: British Capture of Fort Duquesne

Issued date: 25-11-1958 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 4c.

Emission: Commemorative

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1123
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1122
Michel (Germany): 742
Yvert et Tellier (France): 656

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

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

Stamp Colors: Blue
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10

Themes: Horses, Animals, Flag

Total print: 124,200,200 (estimate)

Description:- Fort Duquesne was a fort established by the French in 1754, at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers. It was later taken over by the British, and later the Americans, and developed as Pittsburgh in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Fort Duquesne was destroyed by the French, prior to British conquest during the Seven Years' War, known as the French and Indian War on the North American front. The British replaced it, building Fort Pitt between 1759 and 1761. The site of both forts is now occupied by Point State Park, where the outlines of the two forts have been laid in brick.