Golden Gate Exposition Stamp

US Postage Stamps: 1939


Golden Gate International Exposition Stamp

Issued by the Post Office on February 18, 1939 to commemorate the opening of the Golden Gate International Exposition (which opened on the same date). The stamp features the Tower of the Sun, one of the Exposition's famous structures.

San Francisco's Golden Gate International Exposition took place on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay.  Treasure Island was a manmade island built for the Exposition and the original plan was that the island would be turned into an airport after the Exposition.  However, the advent of World War II changed the plans and a military base was built on the island.

The theme of the Golden Gate International Exposition was the “Pageant of the Pacific”, highlighting the nations that lined the Pacific Ocean.  The Exposition also celebrated the recent completion of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and the Oakland Bay Bridge.  The Tower of the Sun, one of the Exposition's famous landmarks, is displayed on the stamp design.

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US Postage Stamps
1939


Golden Gate
International Exposition
New York World's Fair
150th Anniversary of Washington's First Inauguration
100th Anniversary of Baseball
25th Anniversary of the Panama Canal
300th Anniversary of Printing in Colonial America

50th Anniversary of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Washington