4¢ World Forestry Congress
Issue Date: August 29, 1960
City: Seattle, WA
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary Press
Perforations: 10 1/2 x 11
U.S. #1156 was issued to commemorate the Fifth World Forestry Congress, held in Seattle, Washington, from August 29 to September 10, 1960. The stamp pictures the Congress’ official seal, which features a globe, tree, and the Congress’ theme – “Multiple Use of Forest Lands.” These images include a deer (representing wildlife), a waterfall, a stump and axe (symbolizing timber harvesting), a hiker (outdoor recreation), and a sheep (representing grazing).
Washington’s Forestry Resources
Timber is Washington’s most valuable agricultural product. Washington is one of America’s leading timber-producing states. The most valuable trees are Douglas fir and western hemlock.