#402 – 1915 2c Panama-Pacific Exposition: Panama Canal, carmine, perf 10

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U.S. #402
1913 2¢ Panama-Pacific Exposition Commemorative

Issue Date: January 1915
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Method: Flat plate
Watermark: Single line
Perforation: 10
Color: Carmine
 
A 1913 commemorative stamp series was issued to publicize the upcoming 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition that was held in San Francisco. The exposition commemorated the discovery of the Pacific Ocean as well as the construction of the Panama Canal. 
 
The 2¢ Panama-Pacific commemorative pictures the Panama Canal. The Panama Canal was built under the supervision of Lt. Col. George W. Goethals. It was constructed at a cost of about $380 million dollars. The canal is a 40.3-mile long transportation line and travel route which links the Pacific ports with the Caribbean ports.
 
When the Panama-Pacific commemoratives were first issued, they were perforated 12. But complaints by postal workers and the general public that the stamps separated prematurely caused the Post Office Department to change the perforations to 10 in 1914. Most collectors ignored the new varieties. Since they already had the 1913 stamps, few bothered to save the new ones. Thus, the “Perf 10’s” are much scarcer today.
 
Except for small boats, ships can’t travel the Canal under their own power. Instead, they’re towed by electric locomotives. The trip usually takes between 15 and 20 hours.
 
 

 
 
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U.S. #402
1913 2¢ Panama-Pacific Exposition Commemorative

Issue Date: January 1915
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Method: Flat plate
Watermark: Single line
Perforation: 10
Color: Carmine
 
A 1913 commemorative stamp series was issued to publicize the upcoming 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition that was held in San Francisco. The exposition commemorated the discovery of the Pacific Ocean as well as the construction of the Panama Canal. 
 
The 2¢ Panama-Pacific commemorative pictures the Panama Canal. The Panama Canal was built under the supervision of Lt. Col. George W. Goethals. It was constructed at a cost of about $380 million dollars. The canal is a 40.3-mile long transportation line and travel route which links the Pacific ports with the Caribbean ports.
 
When the Panama-Pacific commemoratives were first issued, they were perforated 12. But complaints by postal workers and the general public that the stamps separated prematurely caused the Post Office Department to change the perforations to 10 in 1914. Most collectors ignored the new varieties. Since they already had the 1913 stamps, few bothered to save the new ones. Thus, the “Perf 10’s” are much scarcer today.
 
Except for small boats, ships can’t travel the Canal under their own power. Instead, they’re towed by electric locomotives. The trip usually takes between 15 and 20 hours.