1957 3¢ Shipbuilding Anniversary

# 1095 - 1957 3¢ Shipbuilding Anniversary

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U.S. #1095
1957 3¢ Shipbuilding

Issue Date: August 15, 1957
City:  Bath, Maine
Quantity: 126,266,000
Printed by:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method:  Rotary Press
Perforations:
10 ½ x 11
Color:  Deep violet
 
This stamp was issued to celebrate the 350th anniversary of Americas commercial shipbuilding industry, which began at Popham Colony, Maine, in 1607. The Popham Colony was located near the present-day Bath Iron Works. The stamp shows the Virginia of Sagadahock, the first American ship used in international trade. This ship was a 50-foot, 30-ton boat at that time quite an impressive vessel. Built for trade and commerce, the Virginia of Sagadahock marked the start of Maines long tradition of shipbuilding.
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U.S. #1095
1957 3¢ Shipbuilding

Issue Date: August 15, 1957
City:  Bath, Maine
Quantity: 126,266,000
Printed by:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method:  Rotary Press
Perforations:
10 ½ x 11
Color:  Deep violet
 
This stamp was issued to celebrate the 350th anniversary of Americas commercial shipbuilding industry, which began at Popham Colony, Maine, in 1607. The Popham Colony was located near the present-day Bath Iron Works. The stamp shows the Virginia of Sagadahock, the first American ship used in international trade. This ship was a 50-foot, 30-ton boat at that time quite an impressive vessel. Built for trade and commerce, the Virginia of Sagadahock marked the start of Maines long tradition of shipbuilding.