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1958
Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1958
President: Dwight David Eisenhower · Postmaster General: Arthur E. Summerfield
Domestic Letter Rate: Jan. 1 - July 31: 3¢ per oz. · Aug. 1 - Dec. 31: 4¢ per oz.
Postcard Rate: Jan. 1 - July 31: 2¢ · Aug. 1 - Dec. 31: 3¢
Air Mail Rate: Jan. 1 - July 31: 6¢ per oz. · Aug. 1 - Dec. 31: 7¢ per oz.

Commemorative Postage Stamps of 1958
Rotary Press - Perf 11 x 10½ - 200 Subject Electric Eye Plates

U.S. Pavilion at the Brussels Exhibition
Detroit, MI - Apr. 17, 1958
113,660,200 issued
200th Anniv. of Monroe's Birth
Montross, VA - Apr. 28, 1958
280 Subject Plates - 120,196,580 issued
Minnesota Statehood Centenary
Saint Paul, MN - May 11, 1958
120,805,200 issued

Home of George Mason - Gunston Hall
Lorton, VA - June 12, 1958
108,415,200 issued
Atlantic Cable Centenary
New York City, NY - Aug. 15, 1958
114,570,200 issued
Lincoln-Douglas Debate Centenary
Freeport, IL - Aug. 27, 1958
114,860,200 issued

Overland Mail Centenary
San Francisco, CA - Oct. 10, 1958
125,770,200 issued
Fort Duquesne Bicentennial
Pittsburgh, PA - Nov. 25, 1958
124,200,200 issued


Giori Press Printings - Perf 11 x 11 - 200 Subject Plates






International Geophysical Year
Chicago, IL - May 31, 1958
125,815,200 issued
Simon Bolivar
Champion of Liberty - D.C. - July 24
288 Subject Plates - 39,743,640 issued
Lajos Kossuth
Champion of Liberty - D.C. - Sept. 19
288 Subject Plates - 44,064,576 issued
Forest Conservation
Tucson, AZ - Oct. 27, 1958
156,600,200 issued


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


Gardening Horticulture Stamp
Ithaca, NY - Mar. 15, 1958
122,765,200 issued
The Mackinac Bridge Stamp
Mackinac Bridge, MI - June 25, 1958
107,195,200 issued
"Champion of Liberty" - Simon Bolivar
Washington, D.C. - July 24, 1958
280 Subject Plates - 115,745,280 issued


"Champion of Liberty" - Lajos Kossuth
Washington, D.C. - Sept. 19, 1958
280 Subject Plates - 120,561,280 issued
Freedom of the Press Stamp
Columbia, MO - Sept. 22, 1958
118,390,200 issued
Noah Webster Stamp
West Hartford, CT - Oct. 16, 1958
280 Subject Plates - 114,114,280 issued


The Air Mail Stamp of 1954
Rotary Press - 400 Subject Electric Eye Plates

5¢ Eagle in Flight Air Mail Stamp
Colorado Springs, CO - July 31, 1958
Perf 11 x 10½ - 72,480,000 issued
7¢ Jet Silhouette Air Mail Stamp
Philadelphia, PA - July 31, 1958
Perf 10½ x 11 - 1,326,960,000 issued
7¢ Jet Silhouette Coil Stamp
Miami, FL - July 31, 1958
Perf 10 Horizontally - 157,035,000 issued


The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1958:

Ordinary issue:
see also:The Series of 1954 - "The Liberty Issue"
½¢ Benjamin Franklin - Dry Printing - May 1958
4¢ Abraham Lincoln - Booklet Pane - Dry Printing - July 31, 1958
New Design 8¢ Statue of Liberty - Giori Press Printing - March 22, 1958
15¢ John Jay - Untagged - Dec. 12, 1958
25¢ Paul Revere - April 18, 1958
40¢ John Marshall - Dry Printing - April 1958
50¢ Susan B. Anthony - Dry Printing - April 1958
$1 Patrick Henry - Dry Printing - Oct. 1958
3¢ Statue of Liberty Coil - Dry Printing - Small Holes: Mar. 1958
4¢ Abraham Lincoln Coil - Dry Printing - Large Holes: July 31, 1958

Commemoratives:
3¢ Gardening Horticulture Stamp - Designer: Denver Gillen - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
3¢ U.S. Pavilion at the Brussels Exhibition - Designer: Bradbury Thompson - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
3¢ 200th Anniversary of President Monroe's Birth - Designer: Frank Conley - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
3¢ Minnesota Statehood Centenary - Designer: Homer Hill - Engraver: M. D. Fenton
3¢ International Geophysical Year Stamp - Designer: Ervine Metzl - Engraver: R. M. Bower
3¢ Home of George Mason - Gunston Hall - Designer: Rene Clarke - Engraver: M. D. Fenton
3¢ Mackinac Bridge Stamp - Designer: Arnold Copeland - Engraver: R. M. Bower
4¢ Champion of Liberty - Simon Bolivar - Designer: Arnold Copeland - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
8¢ Champion of Liberty - Simon Bolivar - Designer: Arnold Copeland - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
4¢ Atlantic Cable Centenary - Designer: George Giusti - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
4¢ Lincoln-Douglas Debate Centenary - Designer: Ervine Metzl - Engraver: M. D. Fenton
4¢ Champion of Liberty - Lajos Kossuth - Designer: Arnold Copeland - Engraver: R. M. Bower
8¢ Champion of Liberty - Lajos Kossuth - Designer: Arnold Copeland - Engraver: R. M. Bower
4¢ Freedom of the Press Stamp - Designer: Lester Beall - Engraver: R. M. Bower
4¢ Overland Mail Centenary - Designer: William H. Buckley - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
4¢ Noah Webster Stamp - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
4¢ Forest Conservation Stamp - Designer: Rudolph Wendelin - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
4¢ Fort Duquesne Bicentennial - Designer: William H. Buckley - Engraver: C. A. Brooks

Air Mail:
5¢ Eagle in Flight Air Mail Stamp
7¢ Jet Silhouette Air Mail Stamp
7¢ Jet Silhouette Booklet Pane - San Antonio, TX - July 31, 1958
7¢ Jet Silhouette Coil Stamp

Special Delivery:
There were no new Special Delivery stamps issued in 1958.


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