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1909 2¢ #370

370 Scotts - US Postage Stamps

Alaska Yukon Issue
2¢ - Carmine
1,500,000 - Perf 12
Scott #370 - 1909

Used: Less than $1
No postmark with gum (MH): $1-$3
Full perfect gum, no postmark, no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH): $4-$10


#370 "Varnish Ink" variety
Approx value MNH - $55

The Essay's and Proofs

370-E1 essay stamp
Unadopted design - #370-E1
Wash frame with engraved portrait of William Seward
Measuring 77x101mm

370-E2 essay stamp
Unadopted design - #370-E2
Hand drawn frame with photo of seal on ice block
Measuring 77x101mm

370-E3 essay stamp
Unadopted design - #370-E3
Hand drawn frame with photo of seal on ice block and additional engraving of Seward's head
The design was changed from a seal and ice to William Seward as the backers of the
Alaska-Yukon exhibition objected to the emphasis of 'the frigid north' in the vignette.

Measuring 92x75mm

370-E4 essay stamp
Model Essay on card - #370-E4
Wash drawing of frame with photo with seal on ice block removed and cut out of William Seward in its place
Measuring 92x75mm

370-E5 essay stamp
Die essay on wove paper - #370-E5
Wash drawing of frame with photo with seal on ice block and William Seward name added
Measuring 94x65mm

370-E7 essay stamp
Model Essay on card - #370-E7
Wash drawing of frame with photo with seal on ice block and William Seward name added
Measuring 94x65mm

370-P1 proof stamp
Large die proof on india - #370-P1
Die Sunk on card
Measuring 192x132mm

370-P2 proof stamp
Small die proof on india - #370-P2
Die Sunk on card

370 sheet stamp
Full pane or 70 of #370 (quarter of a sheet)

The Alaska-Yukon Exposition

Held in Seattle in 1909 was held to publicize the Pacific North West and was generally a success
due to it's heavy promotion by both the organizers and railway companies. After the Exposition
ended the buildings became the University of Washingon Campus. Two of the original buildings survive
and are now the Architecture Hall and the Cunningham Hall.

Alaska Yukon Exposition

Looking down the Court of Honor at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition toward Mount Rainier.

Alaska Yukon Exposition

The manufactures building under construction.

Alaska Yukon Exposition

A card advertising the 'Pay Streak' attraction at the Exposition.
The Pay Streak featured games of chance with cash prizes, it
was added after the success of a similar attraction at the Chicago Fair.

Alaska Yukon Exposition
Alaska Yukon Exposition
Alaska Yukon Exposition

THE TEMPLE OF TIMBER (The Forestry Buiding)
Billed as the worlds largest log cabin the structure survived the Exposition.
Unfortunately it was demolished in 1930 as the logs were difficult to maintain
and no alternative use for the building could be found by the buildings new owners, the Univ. of Washington.

370 cover stamp
Postcard showing the exposition cancel

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