#3910b – 2005 37c Modern American Architecture: Chrysler Building

Condition
Price
Qty
- Mint Stamp(s)
Ships in 1-2 business days.i$2.00
$2.00
3 More - Click Here
Mounts - Click Here
Condition
Price
Qty
- MM647215x53mm 15 Horizontal Strip Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$7.95
$7.95
- MM213540x50mm 4 Vertical Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$1.25
$1.25
U.S. #3910b
37¢ Chrysler Building
Modern American Architecture
 
Issue Date: May 19, 2005
City: Las Vegas, NV
Printed By: Ashton-Potter (USA) Ltd
Printing Method: Lithographed
Perforations:
Serpentine Die Cut 10.75 x 11
Quantity: 5,000,000
Color: Multicolored
 
Chrysler Building
Often praised as the greatest art deco skyscraper, the Chrysler Building is easily recognized on Manhattan’s skyline. The Chrysler Building was built between 1926 and 1930 for William Chrysler. The auto manufacturer wanted a monument to his growing car company.
 
The architect, Brooklyn-born William Van Alen (1883-1954), had attended Pratt Institute and had worked for several New York firms. In 1911, Van Alen formed a partnership that became known for tall commercial structures.
 
Shining steel automobile icons decorate the building exterior. Chrysler had tested the alloy – a mixture of chrome, nickel and steel – to be sure that exposure would not tarnish its silver glow. Large metal hubcaps, giant winged radiator caps, and huge hood ornaments also adorn the building. Finally, a sunburst-patterned, stainless steel dome supports a needle-like spire.
 
Chrysler wanted his building to be the world’s tallest. After a rival building won the title at 927 feet, Van Alen had a 125-foot spire hoisted above the Chrysler dome to make it 1048 feet – and the world’s tallest structure. The Chrysler Building’s reach for the sky was surpassed the following year, however, by the 1250 feet of the Empire State Building.
Read More - Click Here


  • 2020 First-Class Forever Stamps - Winter Scenes 2020 First-Class Forever Stamps - Winter Scenes

    In 2020, the United States Postal Service issued a set of 10 new Forever stamps picturing winter scenes.  Add these popular stamps to your collection now!

    $8.50- $64.95
    BUY NOW
  • 1980s First Day Covers, Collection of 100 100 First Day Covers Issued During the 1980s
    Some of the stamps I saw in my set of 100 covers honored the 1980 Winter Olympics, paid tribute to the service of American veterans,  and recalled some of the United States’ most well-known first ladies (like Abigail Adams and Eleanor Roosevelt).  There was even a cover issued for the World Stamp Expo of 1989.  Order your set today.
    $49.95
    BUY NOW
  • U.S. Used Stamp Collection - 157 stamps U.S. Used Collection of 157 stamps

    You'll receive postally used stamps issued from 1890 to 2010 – that's 120 years of history to explore!  This collection includes definitive, commemorative, and Airmail stamps, plus a few other surprises.  You'll have a great time exploring the stamps and adding them to your collection.  Order today.

    $4.95
    BUY NOW

U.S. #3910b
37¢ Chrysler Building
Modern American Architecture
 
Issue Date: May 19, 2005
City: Las Vegas, NV
Printed By: Ashton-Potter (USA) Ltd
Printing Method: Lithographed
Perforations:
Serpentine Die Cut 10.75 x 11
Quantity: 5,000,000
Color: Multicolored
 
Chrysler Building
Often praised as the greatest art deco skyscraper, the Chrysler Building is easily recognized on Manhattan’s skyline. The Chrysler Building was built between 1926 and 1930 for William Chrysler. The auto manufacturer wanted a monument to his growing car company.
 
The architect, Brooklyn-born William Van Alen (1883-1954), had attended Pratt Institute and had worked for several New York firms. In 1911, Van Alen formed a partnership that became known for tall commercial structures.
 
Shining steel automobile icons decorate the building exterior. Chrysler had tested the alloy – a mixture of chrome, nickel and steel – to be sure that exposure would not tarnish its silver glow. Large metal hubcaps, giant winged radiator caps, and huge hood ornaments also adorn the building. Finally, a sunburst-patterned, stainless steel dome supports a needle-like spire.
 
Chrysler wanted his building to be the world’s tallest. After a rival building won the title at 927 feet, Van Alen had a 125-foot spire hoisted above the Chrysler dome to make it 1048 feet – and the world’s tallest structure. The Chrysler Building’s reach for the sky was surpassed the following year, however, by the 1250 feet of the Empire State Building.