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1953
Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1953
Presidents: Jan.1 - Jan. 20: Harry S Truman · Jan. 20 - Dec. 31: Dwight David Eisenhower
Postmasters General: Jan. 1 - Jan. 20: Jesse M. Donaldson · Jan. 21 - Dec. 31: Arthur E. Summerfield
Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per oz. · Postcard Rate: 2¢ · Air Mail Rate: 6¢ per oz.

Commemorative Postage Stamps of 1953
Rotary Press - Perf 11 x 10½ - 200 Subject Electric Eye Plates

The National Guard Stamp
Washington, D.C. - Feb. 23, 1953
114,894,600 issued
Ohio Statehood Sesquicentennial
Chillicothe, OH - Mar. 2, 1953
280 Subject Plates - 118,706,000 issued
Washington Territory Centennial
Olympia, WA - Mar. 2, 1953
114,190,000 issued

Louisiana Purchase Sesquicentennial
Saint Louis, MO - Apr. 30, 1953
113,990,000 issued
Opening of Japan Centennial
Washington, D.C. - July 14, 1953
89,289,600 issued
American Bar Association Stamp
Boston, MA - Aug. 24, 1953
114,865,000 issued

The Sagamore Hill Stamp
Oyster Bay, NY - Sept. 14, 1953
115,780,000 issued
Future Farmers of America
Kansas City, MO - Oct. 13, 1953
115,244,600 issued
Trucking Industry - 50th Anniversary
Los Angeles, CA - Oct. 27, 1953
123,709,600 issued

The General Patton Stamp
Fort Knox, KY - Nov. 11, 1953
114,789,600 issued
New York City Tercentenary
New York City, NY - Nov. 20, 1953
115,759,600 issued
Gadsden Purchase Centenary
Tucson, AZ - Dec. 30, 1953
116,134,600 issued


The Air Mail Stamp of 1953
Rotary Press - Perf 11 x 10½ - 200 Subject Electric Eye Plates

50th Anniversary of Powered Flight
Dayton, OH - May 29, 1953
78,415,000 issued

The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1953:

Ordinary issue:
There were no new Regular Issue stamps issued in 1953.

Commemoratives:
Scott 1017 - 3¢ National Guard Stamp - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: H. F. Fitcher
Scott 1018 - 3¢ Ohio Statehood Sesquicentennial Stamp - Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. - Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 1019 - 3¢ Washington Territory Centennial Stamp - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1020 - 3¢ Louisiana Purchase Sesquicentennial Stamp - Designer: Wm. K. Schrage - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1021 - 3¢ Opening of Japan Centennial Stamp - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1022 - 3¢ American Bar Association Stamp - Designer: Wm. K. Schrage - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1023 - 3¢ Sagamore Hill Stamp - Designer: Wm. K. Schrage - Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1024 - 3¢ Future Farmers of America Stamp - Designer: R. L. Miller - Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1025 - 3¢ 50th Anniversary of the Trucking Industry Stamp - Designer: Wm. K. Schrage - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1026 - 3¢ General Patton Stamp - Designer: Wm. K. Schrage - Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 1027 - 3¢ New York City Tercentenary Stamp - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1028 - 3¢ Gadsden Purchase Centenary Stamp - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: A. W. Dintaman

Air Mail:
Scott C47 - 6¢ 50th Anniversary of Powered Flight Air Mail Stamp

Special Delivery:
There were no new Special Delivery stamps issued in 1953.


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