Selling oneCirculated 1913 2c Panama Canal US POSTAGE STAMPHistorical info below.Questions welcome. Check out my other items. We are happy to offer combined shipping and will revise the invoice to reflect the cheapest shipping cost given the number of items sold. Comes from SMOKE-FREE HOMESelling the Actual item depicted in the pictures as shown in "Gallery" picture. Remaining pictures are provided for further details. Please zoom in on the pictures and if you have any questions feel free to message me."This 1913 commemorative stamp series was issued to publicize the upcoming 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition that was held in San Francisco.The exposition commemorated the discovery of the Pacific Ocean as well as the construction of the Panama Canal.The Panama Canal was built under the supervision of Lt. Col. George W. Goethals.It was constructed at a cost of about $380 million dollars.The canal is a 40.3-mile long transportation line and travel route which links the Pacific ports with the Caribbean ports.Why Were the Panama-Pacific Commemoratives Reissued in 1914-15?The first of the Panama-Pacific commemoratives was issued on January 1, 1913, to publicize the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, a World’s Fair commemorating the completion of the Panama Canal and the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the Pacific Ocean.The new stamps were popular with the public.However, it wasn’t long before the Post Office Department began hearing complaints that the stamp’s paper was too brittle."