Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1943

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 1943

Rotary Press – Perf 11 x 10½ – 400 Subject Electric Eye Plates.

Allied Nations United for Victory
Washington, D.C. – January 14, 1943 – 1,671,564,200 issued
The Four Freedoms Issue
Washington, D.C. – February 12, 1943 – 1,227,334,200 issued

The Overrun Nations "Flag" Stamps of 1943

Rotary Press – Perf 12 – 200 Subject Plates – Printed by the American Banknote Company – First Day City: Washington, D.C.

Ordinary issue:

There were no new Regular Issue stamps issued in 1943.

Commemoratives:

Scott 907 – The 2¢ Allied Nations United for Victory
Designer: Leon Helguera – Engraver: C. A. Brooks (vignette) · A. W. Christensen (lettering)
Scott 908 – The 1¢ Four Freedoms Issue
Designer: Paul Manship – Engraver: C. T. Arlt (vignette) · J. T. Vail (lettering)
The Overrun Nations Stamps were designed and engraved by the American BankNote Company
Scott 909 – The 5¢ Flag Stamp – Poland – June 22 – 19,999,946 issued
Scott 910 – The 5¢ Flag Stamp – Czechoslovakia – July 12 – 19,999,946 issued
Scott 911 – The 5¢ Flag Stamp – Norway – July 27 – 20 million issued
Scott 912 – The 5¢ Flag Stamp – Luxembourg – August 10 – 19,999,946 issued
Scott 913 – The 5¢ Flag Stamp – Netherlands – August 24 – 19,999,946 issued
Scott 914 – The 5¢ Flag Stamp – Belgium – September 14 – 19,999,946 issued
Scott 915 – The 5¢ Flag Stamp – France – September 28 – 19,999,946 issued
Scott 916 – The 5¢ Flag Stamp – Greece – October 12 – 14,999,646 issued
Scott 917 – The 5¢ Flag Stamp – Yugoslavia – October 26 – 14,999,646 issued
Scott 918 – The 5¢ Flag Stamp – Albania – November 9 – 14,999,646 issued
Scott 919 – The 5¢ Flag Stamp – Austria – November 23 – 14,999,646 issued
Scott 920 – The 5¢ Flag Stamp – Denmark – December 7 – 14,999,646 issued
Note that the 5¢ Korea stamp was not issued until nearly a year later, 11/2/44.

Air Mail:

There were no new Air Mail stamps issued in 1943.

Special Delivery:

There were no new Special Delivery stamps issued in 1943.

Suggested reading:

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

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