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1962
Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1962
President: John Fitzgerald Kennedy · Postmaster General: J. Edward Day
Domestic Letter Rate: 4¢ per oz. · Postcard Rate: 3¢ · Air Mail Rate: 7¢ per oz.

Commemorative Postage Stamps and 5¢ Regular of 1962
Rotary Press - Perf 11 x 10½ - 200 Subject Electric Eye Plates

Battle of Shiloh Centenary
April 7, 1962 - 124,865,000 issued
Homestead Act 100th Anniv.
Beatrice, NE - May 20, 1962 - 122,730,000 issued
Girl Scouts of America 50th Anniv.
Burlington, VT - July 24, 1962 - 126,515,000 issued







Charles Evans Hughes
Perf 10½ x 11 - April 11 - 124,595,000
Atomic Energy Act
Norwalk, CT - July 28, 1962 - 130,960,000 issued
National Apprenticeship Program
D.C. - Aug. 31, 1962 - 120,055,000 issued
5¢ Washington
NYC - Nov. 23 - 400 Subjects


Giori Press - Perf 11 - 200 subject Plates

New Mexico Statehood 50th Anniv.
Santa Fe, NM - February 6, 1962 - 112,870,000 issued
Project Mercury Issue
Cape Canaveral, FL - Feb. 20, 1962 - 289,240,000
Eradication of Malaria Issue
D.C. - March 30, 1962 - 120,155,000 issued

Arizona Statehood 50th Anniv.
Phoenix, AZ - February 14, 1962 - 121,820,000 issued
Seattle World's Fair
Seattle WA - April 25, 1962 - 147,310,000 issued
Sam Rayburn - House Speaker
Bonham TX - Sep. 16 1962 - 120,715,000 issued

Louisiana Statehood 150th Anniv.
New Orleans, LA - April 30, 1962 - 118,690,000 issued
U.N. Secretary Dag Hammarskjold
NYC - Oct. 23, 1962 - 121,440,000 issued
Hammarskjold Invert - Special Issue
D.C. - Nov. 16, 1962 - 40,270,000 issued

Christmas Stamp - Wreath and Candles
Pittsburgh - Nov. 11 - 400 Subjects - 861,970,000
Higher Education Issue
D.C. - Nov. 14, 1962 - 120,035,000 issued
"Breezing Up" - by Winslow Homer
Gloucester, MA - Dec. 15, 1962 - 117,870,000 issued


The Air Mail Stamp of 1962
Rotary Press - Perf 10½ x 11 - 400 Subjects

8¢ Jetliner Over Capitol Air Mail Stamp
Washington, D.C. - Nov. 14, 1962


The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1962:

Ordinary Stamps
Scott 1213 - 5¢ George Washington - Untagged - Designer: William Schrage - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1213a - 5¢ George Washington - Booklet Pane of 5 plus Label - Untagged
Scott 1213d - 5¢ George Washington - Horizontal Pair Imperforate Between
Scott 1229 - 5¢ George Washington - Coil Stamp Perf 10 Vertically - Not Tagged
Scott 1229b - 5¢ George Washington - Imperforate from Coil Stamp

Commemorative Stamps
Scott 1179 - 4¢ Rifleman at the Battle of Shiloh - Designer: Noel Sickles - Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 1191 - 4¢ Scene from Shiprock, New Mexico  - Designer: Robert J. Jones - Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1192 - 4¢ Giant Saguaro Cactus & Starry Night - Designer: Jimmy E. Ihms & James M. Chemi - Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1193 - 4¢ "Friendship 7" Capsule and Earth - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1194 - 4¢ Great Seal of the U.S. and Seal of WHO (World Health Organization) - Designer: Chickering - Engraver: Bower
Scott 1195 - 4¢ Charles Evans Hughes 100th Anniversary of Birth - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1196 - 4¢ "Space Needle" and Monorail - "Century 21" International Exposition - Designer: John Maas - Engraver: Brooks
Scott 1197 - 4¢ Mississippi Riverboat - Designer: Norman Todhunter - Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1198 - 4¢ Homesteaders Next to Sod Hut - Designer: C. Chickering - Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 1199 - 4¢ Girl Scout and American Flag - Designer: Ward Brackett - Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 1200 - 4¢ Senator Brien McMahon and Atomic Energy Symbol - Designer: V. S. McCloskey - Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1201 - 4¢ Journeyman Handing Micrometer to Apprentice - Designer: Robert Geissmann - Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1202 - 4¢ Sam Rayburn House Speaker with Capitol in Distance - Designer: Robert L. Miller - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1203 - 4¢ Dag Hammarskjold - Secretary General of the UN - Designer: Herbert Sanborn - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1204 - 4¢ Dag Hammarskjold - Special Issue of "Error Stamp" - Designer: Herbert Sanborn - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1205 - 4¢ Christmas Stamp - Wreath and Candles - Designer: Jim Crawford - Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1206 - 4¢ Education Issue - Oil Lamp over Map of the U.S. - Designer: Henry K. Bencsath - Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 1207 - 4¢ "Breezing Up" - Oil Painting by Winslow Homer - Designer: V. S. McCloskey - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1207a - 4¢ "Breezing Up" - Oil Painting by Winslow Homer - Horizontal Pair Imperforate Between and at Right

Air Mail:
Scott C64 - 8¢ Jetliner Over Capitol Air Mail Stamp
Scott C64b - 8¢ Jetliner Over Capitol Booklet Pane of 5 + Label
Scott C65 - 8¢ Jetliner Over Capitol Coil Stamp - Perforated 10 Horizontally

Special Delivery:
There were no new Special Delivery stamps issued in 1962.


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