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1968
Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1968
President: Lyndon B. Johnson · Postmasters General: Jan. 1 - Apr. 26: Lawrence F. O'Brien · Apr. 26 - Dec. 31: W. Marvin Watson
Domestic Letter Rate: Jan. 1 - Jan. 6: 5¢ per oz. · Jan. 7 - Dec. 31: 6¢ per oz.
Postcard Rate: Jan. 1-6: 4¢ · Jan. 7 - Dec. 31: 5¢ - Air Mail Rate: Jan. 1-6: 8¢ per oz. · Jan. 7 - Dec. 31: 10¢ per oz.
Regular Stamps of 1965-1978 - The Prominent Americans

Commemorative Stamps of 1968
Offset and Engraved (Giori Press) - Perf 11 - 200 Subject Plates - 4 panes of 50

Illinois Statehood Centenary
Shawneetown, IL - Feb. 12 - 141,350,000 issued
orange & red lithographed - dark blue engraved
HEMISFAIR '68 - San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio, TX - March 30 - 117,470,600 issued
blue & pink lithographed - white lines engraved
Register to Vote Stamp
D.C. - June 27, 1968 - 158,070,000 issued
yellow lithographed - black engraved

$1 Parcel Airlift Issue
Seattle, WA - April 4, 1968
yellow litho - blue, brown & red engraved
ELKS Centennial - Youth of America
Chicago, IL - May 1, 1968 - 147,120,000 issued
vermilion lithographed - dark blue engraved
Daniel Boone - Frontiersman
Frankfort, KY - Sep. 26 - 130,358,000 issued
two shades of yellow litho - red & black engraved


Historic Flag Stamps of 1968
The ten Historic Flag Stamps were issued in setenant panes with 5 columns of each stamp. The sheet of 200 made four such panes.
Giori Press - Perf 11 - 200 Subject Plates - 4 panes of 50

Fort Moultrie Flag - 1776
Pittsburgh, PA - July 4 - 228,040,000 issued
Fort McHenry Flag - 1795-1818
Pittsburgh, PA - July 4 - 228,040,000 issued
Washington's Cruisers Flag - 1775
Pittsburgh, PA - July 4 - 228,040,000 issued

Bennington Flag - 1777
Pittsburgh, PA - July 4 - 228,040,000 issued
First Stars and Stripes - 1777
Pittsburgh, PA - July 4 - 228,040,000 issued


Historic Flag Stamps of 1968
Offset and Engraved (Giori Press) - Perf 11 - 200 Subject Plates - 4 panes of 50
red & yellow first applied by offset and then red, blue & green added in a pass through the Giori press

Rhode Island Flag - 1775
Pittsburgh, PA - July 4 - 228,040,000 issued
Bunker Hill Flag - 1775
Pittsburgh, PA - July 4 - 228,040,000 issued

Grand Union Flag - 1776
Pittsburgh, PA - July 4 - 228,040,000 issued
Philadelphia Light Horse Flag - 1775
Pittsburgh, PA - July 4 - 228,040,000 issued
First Navy Jack - 1775
Pittsburgh, PA - July 4 - 228,040,000 issued



Giori Press - Perf 11 - 200 Subject Plates - 4 panes of 50





6¢ Flag Issue
Washington, D.C. - Jan. 24 - 127,585,000 issued
green lithographed - red & dark blue engraved
Law and Order Issue
Washington, D.C. - May 17 - 130,125,000 issued
red, grayish blue & black engraved
Father Jacques Marquette
Sault Ste. Marie, MI - Sep. 20 - 132,560,000 issued
green & brown lithographed - black engraved


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



Leif Erikson
Seattle, WA - Oct. 9 - 128,710,000 issued
lt. brn offset - metallic brn engraved (Rotary Currency Press)
John Trumbull
New Haven, CT - Oct. 18 - 128,295,000 issued
muted yellow & red offset - black engraved
Arkansas River Navigation
Little Rock, AR - Oct. 1 - 132,265,000 issued
two shades of blue lithographed - black engraved



Waterfowl Conservation
Cleveland, OH - Oct. 24 - 142,245,000 issued
on ivory paper - blue, green, yellow & red offset - black engraved
Chief Joseph - American Indian Issue
Washington, D.C. - Nov. 4, 1968 - 125,100,000 issued
red & yellow then black & blue tones offset - brown engraved


Commemorative Stamps of 1968 contd.




Walt Disney
Marceline, MO - Sep. 11 - 153,015,000 issued
Photogravure - Perf 12 - 400 Subjects
Opening of the Cherokee Strip
Ponca, OK - Oct. 15 - 124,775,000 issued
Rotary Press - Perf 11x10½ - 200 Subject EE Plates
"Angel Gabriel" by Jan van Eyck
D.C. - Nov. 1 - 1,410,580,000 issued
1st Multi-color Huck - Perf 11 - 50 Subjects


The Air Mail Stamps of 1968
Giori Press - Perf 11 - 200 Subject Plates

50-Star Runway - Air Mail Stamp
San Francisco, CA - Jan. 5, 1968
Rotary Press - Perf 11 x 10½ - 400 Subject
U.S. Air Mail Service 50th Anniv.
Washington, D.C. - May 15, 1968
more than 60 million issued
Stylized "USA and Jet" Air Mail
New York, NY - Nov. 22, 1968


The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1968:

Regular Issue:
see also: Prominent Americans Issue for varieties and designs
Scott 1045a - 12¢ Benjamin Harrison (from the 1954 "Liberty" Series) - Tagged - May 6, 1968
Scott 1278 - 1¢ Thomas Jefferson, Portrait by R. Peale - Designer: Robert Geissmann - Engraver: E. R. Felver
Scott 1278a - 1¢ Thomas Jefferson - Booklet Pane of 8 - Tagged; Shiny and Dull Gum - Jan. 12, 1968
Scott 1299 - 1¢ Thomas Jefferson - Coil Stamp - Perf 10 Vertically - Tagged - Jan. 12, 1968
Scott 1280a - 2¢ Frank Lloyd Wright - Booklet Pane of 5 + Label - Jan. 8, 1968
Scott 1284c - 6¢ Franklin D. Roosevelt - Type I - Booklet Pane of 5 + Label - Jan. 9, 1968
Scott 1305 - 6¢ Franklin D. Roosevelt - Type II - Perf 10 Coil - Tagged - Feb. 28, 1968
Scott 1338 - 6¢ Flag Issue - Tagged
Scott 1338k - 6¢ Flag Issue - Pair - Imperforate Between - Tagged
Scott 1338m - 6¢ Flag Issue - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1338s - 6¢ Flag Issue - Red Missing - from Foldover - Unique
Scott 1338v - 6¢ Flag Issue - All color Omitted
Scott 1288 - 15¢ Oliver Wendell Holmes - Designer: Richard Hurd - Engraver: J. S. Creamer - March 8, 1968
Scott 1291 - 30¢ John Dewey - Designer: Richard L. Clark - Engraver: E. P. Archer - Oct. 21, 1968
Scott 1292 - 40¢ Thomas Paine - Designer: R. Geissmann - Engraver: A. W. Dintaman - Jan. 29, 1968
Scott 1293 - 50¢ Lucy Stone - Designer: Mark English - Engraver: E. R. Felver - Aug. 13, 1968

Commemoratives:
Scott 1339 - 6¢ Illinois Farm House and Grain Field - Tagged - Designer: George Barford - Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1339a - 6¢ Illinois Farm House and Grain Field - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1340 - 6¢ Map & "Geodesic" Lines Converging at San Antonio, Tagged - Designer: L. Macouillard - Engraver: E. R. Felver
Scott 1340a - 6¢ Map & "Geodesic" Lines Converging at San Antonio - White Omitted
Scott 1341 - $1 Eagle Holding Airlift Pennant - Untagged - Designer: Stevan Dohanos - Engraver: E. P. Archer
Scott 1342 - 6¢ Youth - Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks - Tagged - Designer: Edward Vebell - Engraver: E. P. Archer
Scott 1342a - 6¢ Youth - Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1343 - 6¢ Policeman Instructing Boy - Tagged - Designer: Ward Brackett - Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1343a - 6¢ Policeman Instructing Boy - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1344 - 6¢ Weathervane with Eagle - Tagged - Designer: Norman Todhunter - Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1344a - 6¢ Weathervane with Eagle - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1354a - strip of 10 - Scott 1345-1354 - Designer: Robert J. Jones - Engraver: R. G. Culin
Scott 1354c - strip of 10 - Scott 1345-1354 - imperforate
Scott 1354d - strip of 10 - Scott 1345-1354 - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1345 - 6¢ Fort Moultrie Flag - 1776 - Tagged - Designer: Robert J. Jones - Engraver: R. G. Culin
Scott 1345b - 6¢ Fort Moultrie Flag - 1776 - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1346 - 6¢ Fort McHenry Flag - 1795-1818 - Tagged - Designer: Robert J. Jones - Engraver: R. G. Culin
Scott 1346b - 6¢ Fort McHenry Flag - 1795-1818 - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1347 - 6¢ Washington's Cruisers Flag - 1775 - Tagged - Designer: Robert J. Jones - Engraver: R. G. Culin
Scott 1347b - 6¢ Washington's Cruisers Flag - 1775 - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1348 - 6¢ Bennington Flag - 1777 - Tagged - Designer: Robert J. Jones - Engraver: R. G. Culin
Scott 1348b - 6¢ Bennington Flag - 1777 - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1349 - 6¢ Rhode Island Flag - 1775 - Tagged - Designer: Robert J. Jones - Engraver: R. G. Culin
Scott 1349b - 6¢ Rhode Island Flag - 1775 - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1350 - 6¢ First Stars and Stripes - 1777 - Tagged - Designer: Robert J. Jones - Engraver: R. G. Culin
Scott 1350b - 6¢ First Stars and Stripes - 1777 - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1351 - 6¢ Bunker Hill Flag - 1775 - Tagged - Designer: Designer: Robert J. Jones - Engraver: R. G. Culin
Scott 1351b - 6¢ Bunker Hill Flag - 1775 - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1352 - 6¢ Grand Union Flag - 1776 - Tagged - Designer: Designer: Robert J. Jones - Engraver: R. G. Culin
Scott 1352b - 6¢ Grand Union Flag - 1776 - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1353 - 6¢ Philadelphia Light Horse Flag - Tagged - 1775 - Designer: Robert J. Jones - Engraver: R. G. Culin
Scott 1353b - 6¢ Philadelphia Light Horse Flag - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1354 - 6¢ First Navy Jack - 1775 - Tagged - Designer: Robert J. Jones - Engraver: R. G. Culin
Scott 1354b - 6¢ First Navy Jack - 1775 - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1355 - 6¢ Walt Disney, Cartoonist - Tagged - Designer: C. Robert Moore - this stamp was not engraved
Scott 1355a - 6¢ Walt Disney - Ocher Omitted
Scott 1355b - 6¢ Walt Disney - Vertical Pair Imperforate Horizontally
Scott 1355c - 6¢ Walt Disney - Imperforate Pair
Scott 1355d - 6¢ Walt Disney - Black Omitted
Scott 1355e - 6¢ Walt Disney - Horizontal Pair Imperforate Between
Scott 1355f - 6¢ Walt Disney - Blue Omitted
Scott 1355g - 6¢ Walt Disney - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1356 - 6¢ Marquette and Joliet Exploring the Mississippi - Tagged - Designer: Stanley W. Galli - Engraver: E. P. Archer
Scott 1356a - 6¢ Marquette and Joliet Exploring the Mississippi - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1357 - 6¢ Rifle, Powder Horn, Knife and Tomahawk Pipe - Tagged - Designer: L. Macouillard - Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1357a - 6¢ Rifle, Powder Horn, Knife and Tomahawk Pipe - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1358 - 6¢ Ship's Wheel, Barge and Electric Tower - Tagged - Designer: Dean Ellis - Engraver: E. P. Archer
Scott 1358a - 6¢ Ship's Wheel, Barge and Electric Tower
Scott 1359 - 6¢ Leif Erikson Viking Explorer - Tagged - Designer: Kurt Weiner - Engraver: E. P. Archer
Scott 1360 - 6¢ Racing for Oklahoma Homesteads - Tagged - Designer: Norman Todhunter - Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1360a - 6¢ Racing for Oklahoma Homesteads - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1361 - 6¢ Detail from The Battle of Bunker Hill - Tagged - Designer: Robert J. Jones - Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1361a - 6¢ Detail from The Battle of Bunker Hill- Tagging Omitted
Scott 1361b - 6¢ Detail from The Battle of Bunker Hill- Black Missing from Foldover
Scott 1362 - 6¢ Wood Ducks in Flight - Tagged - Designer: Stanley W. Galli - Engraver: E. P. Archer
Scott 1362a - 6¢ Wood Ducks in Flight - Vertical Pair Imperforate Between
Scott 1362b - 6¢ Wood Ducks in Flight - Red and Dark Blue Omitted
Scott 1362c - 6¢ Wood Ducks in Flight - Red Omitted
Scott 1363 - 6¢ Angel Gabriel from The Annunciation by Jan van Eyck - Tagged - Designer: R. J. Jones - Engraver: E. R. Felver
Scott 1363a - 6¢ Angel Gabriel from The Annunciation - Untagged - Nov. 2, 1968
Scott 1363b - 6¢ Angel Gabriel from The Annunciation - Imperforate Pair - Tagged
Scott 1363c - 6¢ Angel Gabriel from The Annunciation - Light Yellow Omitted
Scott 1363d - 6¢ Angel Gabriel from The Annunciation - Imperforate Pair - Untagged
Scott 1364 - 6¢ Portrait of Chief Joseph by Cyrenius Hall - Tagged - Designer: W. D. Richard - Engraver: E. R. Felver
Scott 1364a - 6¢ Portrait of Chief Joseph - Tagging Omitted

Air Mail:
Scott C72 - 10¢ 50 Star Runway Air Mail Stamp - Tagged - Jan. 5, 1968
Scott C72b - 10¢ 50 Star Runway Air Mail - Booklet Pane of 8 - Feb. 15, 1968
Scott C72c - 10¢ 50 Star Runway Air Mail - Booklet Pane of 5 + "Mail Early" Tab - Jan. 6, 1968
Scott C72c - 10¢ 50 Star Runway Air Mail - Booklet Pane of 5 + "ZIP" Tab - Jan. 6, 1968
Scott C72d - 10¢ 50 Star Runway Air Mail - Vertical Pair Imperforate - From Booklet Pane
Scott C72e - 10¢ 50 Star Runway Air Mail - Tagging Omitted
Scott C72f - 10¢ 50 Star Runway Air Mail - Booklet Pane of 8 - Tagging Omitted
Scott C73 - 10¢ 50 Star Runway Air Mail - Coil Perf 10 Vertically - Tagged - Jan. 5, 1968
Scott C73a - 10¢ 50 Star Runway Air Mail - Imperforate Pair from coil stamp - Tagged
Scott C74 - 10¢ Jenny - 50th Anniv. of U.S. Air Mail Service - Tagged - May 15, 1968 - Designer: Hordur Karlsson
Scott C74b - 10¢ Jenny - 50th Anniversary of U.S. Air Mail Service - Tagging Omitted
Scott C75 - 20¢ Stylized USA and Jet Air Mail Stamp - Tagged - Nov. 22, 1968 - Designer: John Larrecq
Scott C75a - 20¢ Stylized USA and Jet Air Mail Stamp - Tagging Omitted

Special Delivery:
There were no new Special Delivery stamps issued in 1968.


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