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1956
Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1956
President: Dwight David Eisenhower · Postmaster General: Arthur E. Summerfield
Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per oz. · Postcard Rate: 2¢ · Air Mail Rate: 6¢ per oz

Commemorative Postage Stamps of 1956
Rotary Press - Perf 11 x 10½ - 200 Subject Electric Eye Plates

Booker T. Washington Centennial
Booker Washington Birthplace, VA - 4/5/56
121,184,600 issued
5th International Philatelic Exhibition
New York, NY - Apr. 30, 1956
119,784,200 issued
Wildlife Conservation - Wild Turkey
Fond du Lac, WI - May 5, 1956
123,159,400 issued

Conservation - Pronghorn Antelope
Gunnison, CO - June 22, 1956
123,138,800 issued
Wildlife Conservation - King Salmon
Seattle, WA - Nov. 9, 1956
109,275,000 issued
Wheatland - Home of Buchanan
Lancaster, PA - Aug. 5, 1956
125,475,000 issued

200th Anniv. of Nassau Hall, Princeton University
Princeton, NJ - Sep. 22, 1956
122,100,000 issued
Children's Stamp - Friendship - the Key to World Peace
Washington, D.C. - Dec. 15, 1956
100,975,000 issued


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

250th Anniv. of Benjamin Franklin's Birth
Philadelphia, PA - Jan. 17, 1956
129,384,550 issued
50th Anniv. of Pure Food and Drugs Laws
Washington, D.C. - June 27, 1956
112,932,200 issued

Labor Day Stamp - AFL-CIO Headquarters Mosaic
Camden, NJ - Sept. 3, 1956
117,855,000 issued
50th Anniv. of Devil's Tower National Monument
Devil's Tower, WY - Sept. 24, 1956
118,180,000 issued


The FIPEX Souvenir Sheet of 1956

Souvenir Sheet: Fifth International Philatelic Exhibition, 1956
Flat Plate Printing - New York, NY - Apr. 28, 1956
2,900,731 issued


The Postage Due Stamp of 1956
Rotary Press - Perf 10½ x 11

The $1 Postage Due of 1956


The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1956:

Ordinary issue:
see also: The Series of 1954 - "The Liberty Issue"
Scott 1031 - 1¢ George Washington- Dry Printing - March 1956
Scott 1032 - 1½¢ Mount Vernon - Feb. 22, 1956
Scott 1040 - 7¢ Woodrow Wilson - Rose Carmine - Jan. 10, 1956
Scott 1043 - 9¢ Alamo - Rose Lilac - June 14, 1956
Scott 1044 - 10¢ Independence Hall - Rose Lake - Untagged - July 4, 1956
Scott 1047 - 20¢ Monticello - Ultramarine - April 13, 1956
Scott 1053 - $5 Alexander Hamilton - Flat Plate - Perf 11 x 11 - Mar. 19, 1956
Scott 1057 - 3¢ Statue of Liberty Coil - Dry Printing - Large Holes - Oct. 1956

Commemoratives:
Scott 1073 - 3¢ 250th Anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's Birth - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1074 - 3¢ Booker T. Washington Centennial Stamp - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 1075 - 3¢ and 8¢ Fifth International Philatelic Exhibition Souvenir Sheet - Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr.
Scott 1076 - 3¢ Fifth International Philatelic Exhibition Stamp - Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 1077 - 3¢ Wildlife Conservation - Wild Turkey Stamp - Designer: Robert W. Hines - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1078 - 3¢ Wildlife Conservation - Pronghorn Antelope Stamp - Designer: Robert Hines - Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 1079 - 3¢ Wildlife Conservation - King Salmon Stamp - Designer: Robert W. Hines - Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 1080 - 3¢ 50th Anniversary of Pure Food and Drugs Laws - Designer: Robert Miller - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1081 - 3¢ Wheatland - Home of President Buchanan - Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1082 - 3¢ Labor Day - AFL-CIO Headquarters Mosaic - Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. - Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1083 - 3¢ 200th Anniversary of Nassau Hall, Princeton - Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. - Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1084 - 3¢ 50th Anniversary of Devil's Tower Monument - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1085 - 3¢ Children's Stamp - Designer: Ronald Dias - Engraver: C. A. Brooks

Air Mail:
There were no new Air Mail stamps issued in 1956.

Special Delivery:
There were no new Special Delivery stamps issued in 1956.

Postage Due:
The $1 Postage Due of 1956


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