|/Stamps by countries/Australia and Oceania/Marshall Islands/2004|
|Bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark
Expedition (3 stamps in set).|
||Stamp: Endless bison|
Edition type: commemorative stamp
Denomination: 37 (c)
Date of issue: 2004 May 14
Depiction: Lewis and Clark among the Bison Herd (stamps in the sheet -
3, 6, 9)
Designer: Paul Calle and Chris Calle
Perforation: comb. 13,5
Printing process: offset
Size of a stamp (mm): 51*31
Size of a sheet (mm):
Sheet composition: 9 (3*3) stamps
Stamp issuing authority: Marshall Islands Postal Service
||Special cancellation (ink - black) and art
envelope were used in first day of issue.|
||The stamps were printed as se-tenant strip
of 3 stamps with different images.|
||On other stamps of the miniature sheet:|
37 (c) - The Saga Begins;
37 (c) - Westward Bound.
The Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804–1806) was the first transcontinental expedition to the Pacific Coast by the United States.
The expedition was led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and had scientific and commercial goals – to study the area's plants, animal life, and geography, to discover how the region could be exploited economically, and getting an accurate sense of the resources in the recently-completed (in 1803) Louisiana Purchase.
Meriwether Lewis was an American explorer, soldier, and public administrator, Governor of Louisiana Territory in 1807-1809. Lewis was born in Ivy, Albemarle County, Colony of Virginia, on August 18, 1774 and died in Hohenwald, Tennessee, on October 11, 1809.
William Clark was an American explorer, soldier and public administrator, Governor of Missouri Territory in 1813-1820, Superintendent of Indian Affairs from 1822 until his death. Clark was born in Caroline County, Colony of Virginia, on August 1, 1770 and died in St. Louis, Missouri, on September 1, 1838.
|Themes: bison (Bison bison), explorations, persons|
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