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1948
Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1948
President: Harry S Truman · Postmaster General: Jesse M. Donaldson
Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per oz. · Postcard Rate: 1¢ · Air Mail Rate: 5¢ per oz.

Commemorative Postage Stamps of 1948
Rotary Press - Perf 11 x 10½ - 200 Subject Electric Eye Plates

California Gold Centennial
Coloma, CA - Jan. 24, 1948
131,109,500 issued
150th Anniv. of Mississippi
Natchez, MS - April 7, 1948
122,650,500 issued
The Four Chaplains
Washington, D.C. - May 28, 1948
121,953,500 issued
Wisconsin Centennial
Madison, WI - May 29, 1948
115,250,000 issued

Swedish Pioneer Centennial
Chicago, IL - June 4, 1948
64,198,500 issued
Progress of Women
Seneca Falls, NY - July 19, 1948
117,642,500 issued
U.S. - Canada Friendship
Niagara Falls, NY - Aug. 2, 1948
113,474,500 issued
Francis Scott Key
Frederick, MD - Aug. 9, 1948
120,868,500 issued

Salute to Youth Issue
Washington, D.C. - Aug. 11, 1948
77,800,500 issued
Oregon Territory Centennial
Oregon City, OR - Aug. 14, 1948
52,214,000 issued
Clara Barton
Oxford, MA - Sep.7, 1948
57,823,000 issued
Poultry Industry Issue
New Haven, CT - Sep. 9, 1948
52,975,000 issued

Fort Kearny Issue
Minden, NE - Sep. 22, 1948
58,332,000 issued
American Volunteer Fireman
Dover, DE - Oct. 4, 1948
56,228,000 issued
Oklahoma Indian Centennial
Muskogee, OK - Oct. 15, 1948
57,832,000 issued
Rough Riders - 50th Anniv.
PreScott, AZ - Oct. 27, 1948
53,875,000 issued

Juliette Low - Girl Scouts
Savannah, GA - Oct.2 9, 1948
63,834,500 issued
Moina Michael Issue
Athens, GA - Nov. 9, 1948
64,079,500 issued
Gettysburg Address
Gettysburg, PA - Nov. 19, 1948
63,388,000 issued


Rotary Press - Perf 10½ x 11 - 200 Subject Electric Eye Plates

Gold Star Mothers
Washington, D.C. - Sep. 21, 1948
Perf 10½ x 11 - 77,149,000 issued
Centenary of the American Turners
Cincinnati, OH - Nov. 20, 1948
Perf 10½ x 11 - 62,285,500 issued


Rotary Press - Perf 10½ x 11 - 280 Subject Electric Eye Plates

George Washington Carver
Tuskegee Institute, AL - Jan. 5
121,548,000 issued
William Allen White
Emporia, KS - July 31, 1948
77,649,600 issued
Harlan Fiske Stone
Chesterfield, NH - Aug. 25, 1948
53,958,100 issued
Mt. Palomar Observatory
Palomar Mountain, CA - Aug. 30
61,120,000 issued

Will Rogers Issue
Claremore, OK - Nov. 4, 1948
67,162,200 issued
Centennial of Fort Bliss
El Paso, TX - Nov. 5, 1948
64,561,000 issued
Joel Chandler Harris
Eatonton, GA - Dec. 9, 1948
57,492,610 issued


The Air Mail Stamps of 1948

5¢ DC-4 Skymaster Rotary Coil
Rotary Press - Perf 10 Horizontally
Jan. 15, 1948 - 33,244,500 Issued
5¢ Map of the Five Boroughs of N.Y. City
July 1, 1948 - Rotary Press - Perf 11 x 10½
400 Subject Electric Eye Plates - 38,449,100 Issued


Ordinary issue:
There were no new Regular Issue stamps issued in 1948.

Commemoratives:
Scott 953 - 3¢ Famous American Scientist George Washington Carver - Designer: William Roach - Engraver: E. R. Grove
Scott 954 - 3¢ Centenary of California's Gold - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 955 - 3¢ 150th Anniversary of Mississippi Settlement - Designer: William Schrage - Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 956 - 3¢ Four Chaplains and the Sinking S.S. Dorchester - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 957 - 3¢ Centenary of Wisconsin's Statehood - Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. - Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 958 - 3¢ Centenary of Swedish Pioneer Settlements in the Midwest - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: C. T. Arlt
Scott 959 - 3¢ Century of Progress of American Women - Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. - Engraver: C. T. Arlt
Scott 960 - 3¢ Famous American Author William Allen White - Designer: William Roach - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 961 - 3¢ United States - Canada Friendship Issue - Designer: Leon Helguera - Engraver: G. A. Gundersen
Scott 962 - 3¢ Francis Scott Key - Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. - Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 963 - 3¢ Salute to Youth Issue - Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. - Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 964 - 3¢ Centenary of Oregon Territory - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: C. T. Arlt
Scott 965 - 3¢ Famous American Jurist Harlan Fiske Stone - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: C. T. Arlt
Scott 966 - 3¢ Mt. Palomar Observatory - Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. - Engraver: G. A. Gundersen
Scott 967 - 3¢ Clara Barton Founder of the American Red Cross - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 968 - 3¢ Centennial of the American Poultry Industry - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 969 - 3¢ Gold Star Mothers Issue - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 970 - 3¢ Fort Kearny Issue- Designer: William Roach - Engraver: G. A. Gundersen
Scott 971 - 3¢ 300th Anniversary of the American Volunteer Fireman- Designer: William Roach - Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 972 - 3¢ Oklahoma Indian Centennial - "Trail of Tears" - Designer: R. L. Miller - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 973 - 3¢ 50th Anniversary of the Rough Riders - Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. - Engraver: C. T. Arlt
Scott 974 - 3¢ Juliette Lowe - Founder of Girl Scouting in America - Designer: William Schrage - Engraver: G. A. Gundersen
Scott 975 - 3¢ Famous American Humorist Will Rogers - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 976 - 3¢ Centennial of Fort Bliss - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 977 - 3¢ Moina Michael - Originator of Flanders Field Memorial Poppy - Designer: McCloskey, Jr. - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 978 - 3¢ 85th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 979 - 3¢ Centenary of American Turners - Fathers of Physical Education - Designer: A. Meissner - Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 980 - 3¢ Famous American Author Joel Chandler Harris - Designer: William Roach - Engraver: R. M. Bower

Air Mail:
Scott C37 - The 5¢ DC-4 Skymaster Coil of 1948
Scott C38 - The 5¢ Map of the Five Boroughs of N.Y. City

Special Delivery:
There were no new Special Delivery stamps issued in 1948.


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