US 2017 Alphabet Cone : Seashells 34c. Scott. 5165

US 2017 Alphabet Cone : Seashells 34c. Scott. 5165

Series: Seashells (2017)

Stamp details: Alphabet Cone (Conus spurius)

Issued date: 28-01-2017 (dd/mm/yyyy)

Face value: 34c.
(Postcard - No Face Value)

Emission: Definitive

First Day City: San Diego, California

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 5165
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 5769
Michel (Germany): 5355BA
Yvert et Tellier (France): 4976

Dimensions (height x width):
24.9mm x 22.1mm

Printer: Ashton-Potter (USA) Ltd.

Printing Method: Offset, Microprint

Stamp Colors: Multicolored

Perforation: Serpentine Die Cut 11 x 10

Gum type: Self-Adhesive

Themes: Sea Shell, Sea Life

Total print: 37,500,000 (estimate)

Note: Initial Face value US$0.34 on day of issue.

Description:- Conus spurius, common name the alphabet cone, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies. Like all species within the genus Conus, these snails are predatory and venomous. They are capable of "stinging" humans, therefore live ones should be handled carefully or not at all. This marine species occurs from East Florida to Venezuela; also off the West Indies. The maximum recorded shell length is 80 mm. The shell is white, with revolving series of spots and irregular or cloud-like markings of orange, chestnut or chocolate, often forming interrupted bands. The base of the shell is grooved. The spire shows a single broad sulcus.