The following is a release from the Bureau of
Engraving and Printing:
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is pleased to introduce
USS San Diego, the second of three prints in the Panama
Canal Commemorative Intaglio Print Program. The first day of sale is
Tuesday, March 24. Sales will begin at 8 a.m. EDT. The print is priced
This intaglio print focuses on the 100th anniversary of the
celebration of the opening of the Panama Canal. The USS San
Diego print features a compilation of images representative of the
1915 World’s Fair in San Francisco and the 1915 Panama-California
Exposition in San Diego. It also features two Panama-Pacific
Exposition issued postage stamp images.
Here are descriptions of the images included on the intaglio print:
- Top right – Medallion Portrait of Vasco Nunez de Balboa.
Engraved in 1915 by Louis S. Schofield and Joachim C. Benzing.
- Center – Cruiser—U.S.S. San Diego. Engraved in 1915 by
Marcus W. Baldwin (cruiser) and Louis K. Siggons (lettering).
- Bottom right –1¢ Panama Canal Commemorative Stamp, Series 1913
(Vasco Nunez de Balboa). Issued on January 1, 1913, San Francisco,
Calif. Engraved in 1912 by John Eissler (portrait), Edward M. Hall
(lettering), and Louis S. Schofield (frame).
- Bottom right –
2¢ Panama Canal Commemorative Stamp, Series 1913 (Pedro Miguel
Locks, Panama Canal). Issued on Jan. 18, 1913, San Francisco,
Calif. Engraved in 1912 by Marcus W. Baldwin (vignette), Edward M.
Hall lettering), and Louis S. Schofield (frame).
This print measures 8 inches by 10 inches.
To purchase the print, visit the BEP website. You may also order BEP
products by telephone (1-800-456-3408), fax (1-888-891-7585) or mail
(Bureau of Engraving & Printing, Mail Order Sales, Room 515M, 14th
and C Streets SW, Washington, DC 20228).
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