Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1942

President: Franklin D. Roosevelt · Postmaster General: Frank C. Walker.
Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per oz. · Postcard Rate:1¢ · Air Mail Rate: 6¢ per oz.

Commemorative Postage Stamps of 1942

Rotary Press – Perf 11 x 10½ – 200 Subject Electric Eye Plates.

150th Anniversary of Kentucky Statehood
Frankfort, Kentucky – June 1, 194263,558,400 issued
Win the War Issue
Washington, D.C. – July 4, 1942400 Subject Plates – 20,642,793,310 issued
Free China Issue
Denver, Colorado – July 7, 194221,272,800 issued

Ordinary issue:

There were no new Regular Issue stamps issued in 1942.


Scott 904 – The 3¢ 150th Anniversary of Kentucky’s Statehood
Designer: William Roach – Engravers: C. A. Brooks (vignette) · A. W. Christensen (lettering)
Scott 905 – The 3¢ Win the War Issue
Designer: Mark O’Dea and Wm. Roach – Engraver: J. S. Edmondson (vignette and lettering)
Scott 906 – The 5¢ Free China Issue with portraits of Sun Yat-sen and Abraham Lincoln
Designer: Wm. Roach – Engravers: L. C. Kaufmann, C. T. Arlt & R. K. Barrick (vignette) · A. W. Christensen (lettering)

Air Mail:

There were no new Air Mail stamps issued in 1942.

Special Delivery:

There were no new Special Delivery stamps issued in 1942.

Suggested reading:

Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Stamps of the United States 1933-1945, by Brian C. Baur (Linn’s 1993)