During the Copper Empire’s peak, over 100 steam stamps were in operation across the peninsula. As mines and their mills succumbed, these massive stamps were quickly sold or scrapped for quick cash. With the arrival of the Second World War any remaining stamps were quickly drafted into the war effort – providing much needed steel and iron for military equipment. By the end of the empire in the 60′s, stamps had become and endangered species. Today only one has managed to survive.