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Gadsden Purchase Issue

3c Gadsden Purchase single

Scott Catalogue USA: 1028
Description:

This Gadsden Purchase Issue stamp commemorates the centenary of diplomat James Gadsden’s purchase of territory from Mexico for the United States in 1853. Gadsden’s purchase, which included land from present day Arizona and New Mexico, was the last major territorial acquisition in the contiguous United States. The land was important for the development of the Southern Pacific Railroad, a transcontinental route. The stamp features an image of a map of the territory and a pioneer group traveling through the desert.

United States; Arizona; New Mexico; Mexico; James Gadsden; diplomat; ambassador; land; territory; desert; cactus; pioneer; westward; railroad; map; animal; landscape

Date:
December 30, 1953
Medium:
paper; ink (copper brown); adhesive / engraving
Museum ID:
1980.2493.5067
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place:
Arizona
Place:
New Mexico

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