Did you Know? (Apr. 2023) Posted on April 21, 2023April 21, 2023 by Guy Gasser The 3-cent 1869 pictorial wood burning locomotive stamp, Scott #114, which was the workhorse for the mail at the time due to the 3-cent letter rate, was chosen in the advance to commemorate the transcontinental railroad. The stamp was issued 6 weeks before the completion. Grow Philatelty - SHARE!!