Saturday, July 26, 2014

Nevada Statehood Anniversary

This stamp was issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Nevada statehood. It was first placed on sale through the Carson City, Nevada, post office 50 years ago, on July 22, 1964.The shape on the right side of the stamp is that of the Nevada state map. The background features a view of Virginia City.

Virginia City sprang up as a boomtown following the 1859 discovery of the Comstock Lode,  the first major silver deposit discovery in the United States. At its peak in the mid-1860s it had an estimated 25,000 residents, but the mines' output declined after 1878. Virginia City is now a tourist attraction. Its 2010 population was only about 855. (source: Wikipedia).

The postcard used for this maximum card has a view from Carson City which is described on the back of the card as follows:
Colorful display of historic antique objects includes a beautifully preserved early train and steam engine of the Virginia-Truckee Railroad which "opened up" the area during the historic silver boom.
The USPS issued a stamp on May 29, 2014 to honor Nevada's 150th anniversary. This stamp has a view of an area in Fire Canyon, part of Valley of Fire, Nevada’s oldest state park. At dawn, the sandstone formations glow in shades of brilliant reds and yellows — a result of various quantities of iron in the rock — highlighted by deep purple and blue shadows.

This is a post for Sunday Stamps at Viridian's Postcard Blog


  1. Having a soft-spot for trains, I absolutely love love love that maxi-card!

  2. Great maxi card. The 150th anniversary stamp is superb.

  3. I love the 150th anniversary stamp - the colours are superb.

  4. a wonderful maxi card in your collection! i must get copies of that Nevada stamp - beautiful! thank you for joining in this week.

  5. What fun stamps. The Nevada statehood stamp is so interesting!

  6. The 150th stamp is stunningly beautiful. But, I also like the 100th one showing a nice compact town. Imagine living in a place where the population has declined so much.


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