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1949
Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1949
President: Harry S Truman · Postmaster General: Jesse M. Donaldson
Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per oz. · Postcard Rate: 1¢ · Air Mail Rate: 6¢ per oz.

Commemorative Postage Stamps of 1949
Rotary Press - Perf 11 x 10½ - 200 Subject Electric Eye Plates

Minnesota Territory Centennial
Saint Paul, MN - Mar. 3, 1949
99,190,000 issued
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA - April 12, 1949
104,790,000 issued
Puerto Rico Election Issue
San Juan, PR - April. 27, 1949
108,805,000 issued

Tercentenary of Annapolis, Maryland
Annapolis, MD - May 23, 1949
107,340,000 issued
The Grand Army of the Republic
Indianapolis, IN - Aug. 29, 1949
117,020,000 issued
Author Edgar Allen Poe 
Richmond, VA - Oct. 7, 1949
122,633,000 issued


The Air Mail Stamps of 1949
Rotary Press - Perf 11 x 10½ - 200 Subject Electric Eye Plates (unless noted otherwise)

6¢ DC-4 Skymaster
Perf 10½ x 11 - 400 Subjects
Jan. 18, 1949 - 5,070,095,200
Alexandria Bicentennial
Perf 11 x 10½ - 200 Subjects
May 11, 1949 - 75,085,000 Issued
6¢ DC-4 Skymaster
Perf 10 Horizontal Coil
Aug. 25, 1949 - 260,307,500
15¢ Globe and Doves
Perf 11 x 10½ - 200 Subjects
Oct. 7, 1949 - 36,613,100 Issued

10¢ Universal Postal Union
Nov. 18, 1949 - 21,061,300 Issued
25¢ Stratocruiser and Globe
Nov. 30, 1949 - 16,217,100 Issued
6¢ Wright Brothers Issue
Dec. 17, 1949 - 80,405,000 Issued


The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1949:
From this year forward no numbers will be assigned to stamps.

Ordinary issue:
There were no new Regular Issue stamps issued in 1949.

Commemoratives:
Scott 981 - 3¢ Centennial of the Territory of Minnesota - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 982 - 3¢ 200th Anniv. of Washington & Lee University - Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. - Engraver: E. R. Grove
Scott 983 - 3¢ Puerto Rico Election Issue - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: G. A. Gundersen
Scott 984 - 3¢ Tercentenary of Annapolis, Maryland - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: G. A. Gundersen
Scott 985 - 3¢ Final Encampment of Grand Army of the Republic - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 986 - 3¢ Famous American Author Edgar Allen Poe - Designer: William Roach - Engraver: R. M. Bower

Air Mail:
Scott C39 - 6¢ DC-4 Skymaster of 1949 "wet printing"
Scott C39a - 6¢ DC-4 Skymaster "dry printing"
Scott C40 - 6¢ Alexandria, Virginia Bicentennial
Scott C41 - 6¢ DC-4 Skymaster Coil of 1949
Scott C42 - 10¢ Universal Postal Union Issue
Scott C43 - 15¢ Globe and Doves Carrying Messages
Scott C44 - 25¢ Boeing Stratocruiser and Globe
Scott C45 - 6¢ Wright Brothers Issue

Special Delivery:
There were no new Special Delivery stamps issued in 1949.


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