#1156 – 1960 4c World Forestry Congress

 
U.S. #1156
4¢ World Forestry Congress
 
Issue Date: August 29, 1960
City: Seattle, WA
Quantity: 118,185,000
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary Press
Perforations:
10 1/2 x 11
Color: Green
 
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.
 
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U.S. #1156
4¢ World Forestry Congress
 
Issue Date: August 29, 1960
City: Seattle, WA
Quantity: 118,185,000
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary Press
Perforations:
10 1/2 x 11
Color: Green
 
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.