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1966
Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1966
President: Lyndon Baines Johnson · Postmaster General: Lawrence F. O'Brien
Domestic Letter Rate: 5¢ per oz. · Postcard Rate: 4¢ · Air Mail Rate: 8¢ per oz.

Commemorative Stamps of 1966
Offset and Engraved (Giori Press) - Perf 11 - 200 Subject Plates - 4 panes of 50

Humane Treatment of Animals
New York, NY - April 9 - 117,470,000 issued
black engraved - terra cotta lithographed
Sixth Int'l Philatelic Exhibition
Washington, D.C. - May 21 - 122,285,000 issued
black, dk. blue & green engraved - pink, red & gray lithographed
National Park Service - 50th Anniv.
Yellowstone Nat. Park - Aug. 25 - 119,535,000 issued
black and green engraved - vivid yellow lithographed

Mississippi - The Great River Road
Baton Rouge, LA - Oct. 21 - 127,585,000 issued
vermilion & blue engraved - other colors lithographed
Marine Corps Reserve 50th Anniv.
Washington, D.C. - Aug. 29 - 125,110,000 issued
black & gold engraved - gray, red & blue lithographed
Supporting Our Servicemen
Washington, D.C. - Nov. 17 - 114,015,000 issued
red, black & dk. blue engraved - lt. blue lithographed


Commemorative Stamps of 1966
Giori Press - Perf 11 - 200 Subject Plates

Indiana Statehood 150th Anniv.
Corydon, IN - April 16 - 123,770,000 issued
Birth of J. Ringling 100th Anniv.
Delavan, WI - May 2 - 131,270,000 issued
Bill of Rights 175th Anniversary
Miami Beach, FL - July 1 - 114,160,000 issued



Christianity in Poland Millennium
D.C. - July 30 - 126,475,000 issued
Rotary Press - Perf 10½ x 11 - EE Plates
John Chapman "Johnny Appleseed"
Leominster, MA - Sep. 24
124,290,000 issued
"The Boating Party" by Mary Cassatt
Sioux City, IA - Oct. 26
115,875,000 issued

Migratory Bird Treaty
Pittsburgh, PA - Mar. 16 - 116,835,000 issued
Women's Clubs - 75th Anniv.
New York, NY - Sep. 12 - 114,853,000 issued
Beautify America Issue
Washington, D.C. - Oct. 5 - 128,460,000 issued



1966 Christmas Issue
Offset and Engraved (Giori Press) - Perf 11 - 400 Subject Plates - 4 panes of 100


Madonna and Child by Hans Memling
Christmas, MI - Nov. 1, 1966 - 1,173,547,420 issued
lt. & dark brown & red engraved - other colors lithographed


The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1966:

Regular Issue:
see also: Prominent Americans Issue
Scott 1209a - 1¢ Andrew Jackson (1963 issue) - Tagged - July 6, 1966
Scott 1225a - 1¢ Andrew Jackson - Coil Stamp Perf 10 Vertically - Tagged - July 6, 1966
Scott 1280 - 2¢ Frank Lloyd Wright & Guggenheim Museum - Designer: P. Amarantides - Engraver: A. W. Dintaman - 6/8/66
Scott 1303 - 4¢ Abraham Lincoln - Coil Stamp Perf 10 Vertically - Tagged - May 28, 1966
Scott 1208a - 5¢ Flag Over White House (1963 issue) - Tagged - Aug. 25, 1966
Scott 1208b - 5¢ Flag Over White House - Tagged - Horizontal Pair Imperforate Between
Scott 1283 - 5¢ George Washington ("Bearded") - Designer: Bill Hyde - Engraver: C. A. Brooks - Feb. 22, 1966
Scott 1283a - 5¢ George Washington ("Bearded") - Tagged - Feb. 23, 1966
Scott 1284 - 6¢ Franklin D. Roosevelt - Designer: Richard L. Clark - Engraver: J. S. Creamer - Jan. 29, 1966
Scott 1284a - 6¢ Franklin D. Roosevelt - Tagged - Dec. 29, 1966
Scott 1285 - 8¢ Albert Einstein - Designer: Frank Sebastiano - Engraver: A. W. Dintaman - March 14, 1966
Scott 1295 - $5 John Bassett Moore - Designer: Tom Laufer - Engraver: A. W. Dintaman - Dec. 3, 1966

Commemoratives:
Scott 1306 - 5¢ Migratory Birds Over the Canada - U.S. Border - Designer: Burt E. Pringle - Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1307 - 5¢ Humane Treatment of Animals - Mongrel - Designer: Norman Todhunter - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1308 - 5¢ Map of Indiana and the Sesquicentennial Seal - Designer: Paul A. Wehr - Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1309 - 5¢ Circus Clown - Designer: Edward Klauck Todhunter - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1310 - 5¢ Sixth International Philatelic Exhibition - Designer: Thomas F. Naegele Maass - Engraver: H. F. Sharpless
Scott 1311 - 5¢ Souvenir Sheet of the 6th Int'l. Philatelic Exhibition - Imperforate - Designer: Brook Temple - Engraver: H. F. Sharpless
Scott 1312 - 5¢ Freedom Fighting Tyranny - Designer: Herbert L. Block - Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1313 - 5¢ Poland's "Eagle and Cross" - Designer: E. D. Lewandowski - Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1314 - 5¢ Emblem of the National Park Service - Untagged - Designer: T. H. Geismar - Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1314a - 5¢ Emblem of the National Park Service - Tagged - Aug. 26, 1966
Scott 1315 - 5¢ Marines Through the Century - Untagged - Designer: Stella Grafakos - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1315a - 5¢ Marines Through the Century - Tagged
Scott 1315b - 5¢ Marines Through the Century - Black and Bistre Missing from Blocking by Extraneous Piece
Scott 1316 - 5¢ 19th Century and "Modern" Woman - Untagged - Designer: Charles H. Carter - Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1316a - 5¢ 19th Century and "Modern" Woman - Tagged - Sep. 13, 1966
Scott 1317 - 5¢ "Johnny Appleseed" Over Apple - Untagged - Designer: Robert Bode - Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1317a - 5¢ "Johnny Appleseed" Over Apple - Tagged - Sep. 26, 1966
Scott 1318 - 5¢ Cherry Blossoms in D.C.- Jefferson Memorial- Untagged - Designer: Gyo Fujikawa - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1318a - 5¢ Cherry Blossoms in D.C.- Tagged
Scott 1319 - 5¢ Great "River Road" - New Orleans to Ontario - Untagged - Designer: Herbert Bayer - Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1319a - 5¢ Great "River Road" - Tagged - Oct. 22, 1966
Scott 1320 - 5¢ Statue of Liberty and Flag - Untagged - Designer: Stevan Dohanos - Engraver: E. R. Felver
Scott 1320a - 5¢ Statue of Liberty and Flag - Tagged - Oct. 27, 1966
Scott 1320b - 5¢ Statue of Liberty and Flag - Red, Black and Dark Blue Missing from Blocking by Extraneous Piece
Scott 1320c - 5¢ Statue of Liberty and Flag - Dark Blue Missing from Blocking by Extraneous Piece
Scott 1321 - 5¢ Hans Memling's Madonna and Child - Untagged - Designer: Howard C. Mildner - Engraver: E. R. Felver
Scott 1321a - 5¢ Hans Memling's Madonna and Child - Tagged - Nov. 2, 1966
Scott 1322 - 5¢ Mary Cassatt's The Boating Party - Untagged - Designer: Robert J. Jones - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1322a - 5¢ Mary Cassatt's The Boating Party - Tagged

Air Mail and Special Delivery:
There were no new Air Mail or Special Delivery stamps issued in 1966.


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