Canal Locks at Sault Sainte Marie Stamp

US Postage Stamps: 1901

Pan-American Series:
Canal Locks at Sault Sainte Marie Stamp

The eight cent Pan-American Exposition stamp features the Sault Sainte Marie Canal Locks, which were completed in 1985, six years prior to the Exposition.  When they were built, these locks were the largest in the world and the only ones that used electricity to operate.  The construction of these locks was critical to the growth of the United States at the turn of the 20th century.  They allowed ships to transport raw material and manufactured goods between Lake Huron and Lake Superior and increased the United States’ industrial capacity.

This stamp was used to pay the domestic registered mail fee as well as combined with other stamps to send larger packages.  As its use was more specialized, this stamp had a much smaller print run than the one and two cent stamps.  There are no known examples of invert errors for this stamp.

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Pan-American Stamps: Canal Locks at Sault Sainte Marie
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