#1028 – 1953 3c Gadsden Purchase

Condition
Price
Qty
- Mint Stamp(s)
Ships in 1 business day. i
$0.40
- Used Stamp(s)
Ships in 1 business day. i
$0.20
5 More - Click Here
Condition
Price
Qty
camera Mint Plate Block of 4
Ships in 1 business day. i
$2.00
camera Mint Sheet(s)
Ships in 1 business day. i
$18.50
camera Classic First Day Cover
Ships in 1 business day. i
$2.00
camera Fleetwood First Day Cover
Ships in 1 business day. i
$2.50
camera First Day Cover Plate Block of 4
Ships in 1 business day. i
$2.50
Grading Guide

Mounts - Click Here
Condition
Price
Qty
- MM63625 Horizontal Strip Mounts, Black, Split-back, 215 x 30 millimeters (8-7/16 x 1-3/16 inches)
Ships in 1 business day. i
$7.50
- MM50150 Horizontal Mounts, Black, Split-back, Pre-cut, 45 x 30 millimeters (1-3/4 x 1-3/16 inches)
Ships in 1 business day. i
$3.50
- MM4202Mystic Clear Mount 45x30mm - 50 precut mounts
Ships in 1 business day. i
$1.95
 
U.S. #1028
3¢ Gadsden Purchase

Issue Date: December 30, 1953
City: Tucson, AZ
Quantity: 116,134,600
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method:
Rotary press
Perforations:
11 x 10.5
Color: Copper brown
 
U.S. #1028 was issued to mark the centennial of the 1853 Gadsden Purchase, which added a strip of land along the U.S.-Mexico border.
 
The Gadsden Purchase
Shortly after the conclusion of the Mexican War in 1848, the exact boundary between the United States and Mexico came into dispute. In order to peacefully settle this dispute, the U.S. purchased a strip of border land from Mexico. This land was very desirable to the U.S. railroad interests, as it provided a good southern route to the Pacific Coast.
 
The Gadsden Purchase was named after the American who arranged the deal, famous South Carolinian James Gadsden. At the time, Gadsden was serving as the U.S. minister to Mexico. He was born in Charleston, South Carolina.
 
The U.S. paid $10 million for the 29,640 square miles of land. Gadsden negotiated the purchase with Antonio López de Santa Anna, the Mexican president. The treaty of sale for the Gadsden Purchase was signed December 30, 1853, and the two countries exchanged ratifications of this treaty on June 30, 1854. Mexican opposition to the sale was one of the contributing factors in Santa Anna’s banishment in 1855.
 
Read More - Click Here

  • Get Mystic's exclusive Historic Postage Stamps of the United States album U.S. Stamp Starter Kit – #M11986

    This is a great album to start with because it pictures U.S stamps that are easy to find and buy. Pages illustrated on one side only, high quality paper, every stamp identified with Scott numbers. Includes history of each stamp. Affordable - same design as Mystic's American Heirloom album.

    $14.95
    BUY NOW
  • 3-Volume American Heirloom Album and 200 Used US Stamps – #M8104 3-Volume American Heirloom Album – #M8104

    America's best-selling album. Pictures most every U.S. postage stamp issued 1847-2016, over 5,000 stamps with Scott numbers. Pages filled with stamp history. This album is a great value!

    $49.95
    BUY NOW
  • Premium Hingeless American Heirloom Album Premium Hingeless American Heirloom Album – #M11954

    Similar to standard American Heirloom album but includes mounts that are already attached to pages, saving you time and effort. Sturdier pages than American Heirloom. Includes Scott numbers and stamp history. This volume is for stamps issued 1935-1966, over 600 stamps. Higher quality album than Heirloom.

    $99.95
    BUY NOW

 

U.S. #1028
3¢ Gadsden Purchase

Issue Date: December 30, 1953
City: Tucson, AZ
Quantity: 116,134,600
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method:
Rotary press
Perforations:
11 x 10.5
Color: Copper brown
 
U.S. #1028 was issued to mark the centennial of the 1853 Gadsden Purchase, which added a strip of land along the U.S.-Mexico border.
 
The Gadsden Purchase
Shortly after the conclusion of the Mexican War in 1848, the exact boundary between the United States and Mexico came into dispute. In order to peacefully settle this dispute, the U.S. purchased a strip of border land from Mexico. This land was very desirable to the U.S. railroad interests, as it provided a good southern route to the Pacific Coast.
 
The Gadsden Purchase was named after the American who arranged the deal, famous South Carolinian James Gadsden. At the time, Gadsden was serving as the U.S. minister to Mexico. He was born in Charleston, South Carolina.
 
The U.S. paid $10 million for the 29,640 square miles of land. Gadsden negotiated the purchase with Antonio López de Santa Anna, the Mexican president. The treaty of sale for the Gadsden Purchase was signed December 30, 1853, and the two countries exchanged ratifications of this treaty on June 30, 1854. Mexican opposition to the sale was one of the contributing factors in Santa Anna’s banishment in 1855.