2005 $30 200th Anniversary Steam Locomotives: SU251-27 Steam Engine, Mint Sheet of 4, Liberia

# MFN535 - 2005 $30 200th Anniversary Steam Locomotives: SU251-27 Steam Engine, Mint Sheet of 4, Liberia

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2005 200th Anniversary of Steam Locomotives
Mint Sheet of 4

 

  • Mint sheet of four stamps celebrating the 200th anniversary of steam locomotives
  • Stamps picture original artwork of different steam locomotives

 

Issuing Country:  Liberia
Value:  $30 Liberia
Format:  Sheet of 4

Why the stamps were issued:  To commemorate the 200th anniversary of steam locomotives.

About the stamp designs:  The four stamp designs picture full-color original artwork of the SU251-27, L-5111, S-68, and P36-0031 steam engines.  Each stamp includes the name of the locomotive on the bottom portion of the design.  The selvage of the sheet includes a larger image of a train with a “200th Anniversary Steam Locomotives” seal.  There is also a railroad track design around the outer edge of the sheet.

History the stamp represents:  The first known steam locomotive to haul a load over a distance was built by Richard Trevithick in 1804.  From then on, steam locomotives were used extensively by countries around the world but especially by the United Kingdom.  They were the most common locomotives for almost 100 years before slowly being replaced by electric and diesel models in the early 1900s.  Most steam locomotives were retired from service by the 1980s, but a few remain to pull tourist trains or heritage/historical lines.

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2005 200th Anniversary of Steam Locomotives
Mint Sheet of 4

 

  • Mint sheet of four stamps celebrating the 200th anniversary of steam locomotives
  • Stamps picture original artwork of different steam locomotives

 

Issuing Country:  Liberia
Value:  $30 Liberia
Format:  Sheet of 4

Why the stamps were issued:  To commemorate the 200th anniversary of steam locomotives.

About the stamp designs:  The four stamp designs picture full-color original artwork of the SU251-27, L-5111, S-68, and P36-0031 steam engines.  Each stamp includes the name of the locomotive on the bottom portion of the design.  The selvage of the sheet includes a larger image of a train with a “200th Anniversary Steam Locomotives” seal.  There is also a railroad track design around the outer edge of the sheet.

History the stamp represents:  The first known steam locomotive to haul a load over a distance was built by Richard Trevithick in 1804.  From then on, steam locomotives were used extensively by countries around the world but especially by the United Kingdom.  They were the most common locomotives for almost 100 years before slowly being replaced by electric and diesel models in the early 1900s.  Most steam locomotives were retired from service by the 1980s, but a few remain to pull tourist trains or heritage/historical lines.