|/Stamps by countries/America/USA/1898|
|Trans-Mississippi Exposition (9 stamps in set).|
||Stamp: Indian Hunting Buffalo|
Edition type: commemorative stamp
Denomination: 4 c
Date of issue: 1898 Jun. 17
Depiction: Buffalo Chase
Watermark: Double line USPS
Artist: Seth Eastman
Perforation: lin. 12
Printing process: flat plate steel engraving
Size of a stamp (mm): 35*24
Size of a sheet (mm):
Sheet composition: 50 (5*10) stamps
Printing run: 4 924 500
Stamp issuing authority: United States Postal Service
Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
An unknown number of unsold stamps were recalled and destroyed.
The ink was subject to oxidation, causing the stamps to turn various shades of orange over the years.
The design of the 4 cents Trans-Mississippi stamp was obtained from an engraving by Captain Seth Eastman. Singling Out of engraving was used.
Illustration of Seth Eastmen, titled "Buffalo Chase", for the book Historical and Statistical Information Regarding the History, Conditions, and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1854.
|Themes: bison (Bison bison), indians, hunting|
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