#1104 – 1958 3c Brussels Exhibition

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U.S. #1104
1958 3¢ Brussels Exhibition Issue

Issue Date: April 17, 1958
City:  Detroit, Michigan
Quantity: 113,660,200
Printed by:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method:  Rotary Press
Perforations: 
11 x 10 ½
Color:  Deep claret
 
U.S. #1104 featured the first World’s Fair to be held after World War II – the Brussels Universal and International Exposition, held in Brussels, Belgium. The stamp displays a view of the U.S. Pavilion. The Fair was also the first during the Cold War era, and there was tension between the U.S. and Soviet Union groups. 
 
The most memorable display of the fair was the Atomium, a giant structure built to resemble the cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. It was made of nine connected metal spheres. The structure remains open to visitors.