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1944
Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1944
President: Franklin D. Roosevelt · Postmaster General: Frank C. Walker
Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per oz.· Postcard Rate: 1¢ · Air Mail Rate: Jan. 1 - Mar. 25: 6¢ per oz. · Mar. 25 - Dec. 31: 8¢ per oz.
Special Delivery Rate: Jan. 1 - Oct. 31: 10¢ · Nov. 1 - Dec. 31: 13¢

Commemorative Postage Stamps of 1944
Rotary Press - Perf 11 x 10½ - 200 Subject Electric Eye Plates

Transcontinental Railroad Issue
San Francisco - May 10, 1944
61,303,000 issued
The Steamship Savannah
Kings Point, N.Y. - May 22, 1944
61,001,450 issued
Centenary of the Telegraph
Baltimore, MD - May 24, 1944
60,605,000 issued

The Corregidor Issue
Washington, D.C. - Sept. 27, 1944
50,129,350 issued
50th Anniversary of Motion Pictures
Hollywood, CA - New York, N.Y.
Oct. 31, 1944 - 53,479,400 issued
The Korea Overrun Countries Issue
Washington, D.C. - Nov. 2, 1944
14,999,646 issued - Perf 12


The Air Mail Stamp of 1944 - The 8¢ Twin-Motored Transport Plane
Rotary Press - Perf 11 x 10½ - 200 Subject Electric Eye Plates · See also - The Air Mail Stamps of 1941

8¢ Twin-Motored Transport Plane
March 21, 1944 - 1,744,878,650 issued

The Special Delivery Stamps of 1944
Rotary Press - Perf 11 x 10½ - 200 Subject Electric Eye Plates

13¢ Messenger on Motorcycle
October 30, 1944
17¢ Messenger on Motorcycle
October 30, 1944
Ordinary issue:
There were no new Regular Issue stamps issued in 1944.

Commemoratives:
Scott 921 - The 5¢ Flag Stamp - Korea
See also: The Flags of the Overrun Countries of 1943

Scott 922 - 3¢ First Transcontinental Railroad Issue
Designer: William A. Roach - Engravers: Carl T. Arlt (vignette) & A. W. Christensen (lettering)

Scott 923 - 3¢ S.S. Savannah, the first steamship to cross the Atlantic
Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. - Engravers: C. A. Brooks (vignette) & J. T. Vail (lettering)

Scott 924 - 3¢ Centenary of the Telegraph
Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. - Engravers: C. T. Arlt (vignette) & J. S. Edmondson (lettering)

Scott 925 - 3¢ Corregidor - Philippines Commemorative
Designer: William Roach - Engravers: C. A. Brooks (vignette) & A. W. Christensen (lettering)

Scott 926 - 3¢ 50th Anniversary of Motion Pictures
Designer: William Roach - Engravers: C. T. Arlt (vignette) - C.A. Smith & A. W. Christensen (lettering)

Air Mail:
Scott C26 - 8¢ Twin-Motored Transport Plane
Designer: William A. Roach · Engravers: J. R. Lowe (vignette) · J. S. Edmondson & J. T. Vail (lettering)

Special Delivery:
Scott E17 - 13¢ Messenger on Motorcycle Special Delivery Stamp
Designer: C. A. Huston - Engravers: L. S. Schofield (vignette) · E. M. Hall, J. S. Edmondson & A. W. Christensen (lettering)

Scott E18 - 17¢ Messenger on Motorcycle Special Delivery Stamp
Designer: C. A. Huston - Engravers: L. S> Schofield (vignette) · E. M. Hall, J. S. Edmondson & A. W. Christensen (lettering)

Suggested reading:
Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Stamps of the United States 1933-1945, by Brian C. Baur (Linn's 1993)


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