Celebrating Golden Gate Bridge Stamps

By on 1-05-2019 in Blog Post, Postage Stamps

Celebrating Golden Gate Bridge Stamps
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There are two stamps I’m enjoying with celebrating Golden Gate Bridge Stamps; given on this Day in History construction began on the iconic bridge.

1998 USPS 32c Golden Gate Bridge Stamp

Golden Gate Bridge USPS 1998 32c , Celebrate the Century – 1930s; Mystic Stamp Company, U.S. #3185l

Thinking of San Francisco, I’m including this link to my blog post back on May 20th: blue jeans forever letter.

Over at This Day in History for today:

“On January 5, 1933, construction begins on the Golden Gate Bridge, as workers began excavating 3.25 million cubic feet of dirt for the structure’s huge anchorages…

The Golden Gate Bridge officially opened on May 27, 1937, the longest bridge span in the world at the time. The first public crossing had taken place the day before, when 200,000 people walked, ran and even roller skated over the new bridge.

With its tall towers and famous red paint job, the bridge quickly became a fa1mous American landmark, and a symbol of San Francisco.”

USA-C36 USPS 1947 25c Plane Over Bridge stamp

USPS 1947 25¢ Plane over San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, USA-C36, clickable image linking to Mystic Stamp Company

Thank you for joining me today. The New Year 2019 is already off to a full blast! See you tomorrow. In the meantime hope this finds you well (and you know I’m going to suggest it, consider eek-ing out writing a letter this month!)

Anchors Aweigh,  

Helen


Attribution & Thank you to the following who I am referencing today

Golden Gate Bridge is born, January 5, excerpt

Mystic Stamp Company, images of USPS stamps:

  • 1998 32c Golden Gate Bridge, USA-3185l
  • 1947 25c Plane Over Bridge USA-C36

AnchoredScraps blue jeans forever letter 5-20-2016