US 1970 Stone Mountain Memorial 6c. Scott. 1408

US 1970 Stone Mountain Memorial 6c. Scott. 1408

Series: Stone Mountain Memorial Issue

Stamp details: Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and 'Stonewall' Jackson

Issued date: 19-09-1970 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 6c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1408
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1404
Michel (Germany): 1010
Yvert et Tellier (France): 901

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

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

Stamp Colors: Grey black

Perforation: Perf 11 x 11

Themes: Famous People, Horses, Animals, Monument

Total print: 132,675,000 (estimate)

Description:- Stone Mountain is a quartz monzonite dome monadnock and the site of Stone Mountain Park, 16 miles (26 km) east of Atlanta, Georgia. Outside the park is the small city of Stone Mountain, Georgia. The park is the most visited tourist site in the state of Georgia. The park is owned by the state of Georgia and is currently managed by Herschend Family Entertainment. At its summit, the elevation is 1,686 feet (514 m) above sea level and 825 feet (251 m) above the surrounding area. Stone Mountain is well known for not only its geology, but also the enormous rock relief on its north face, the largest bas-relief artwork in the world. The carving, completed in 1972, depicts three Confederate leaders, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson.