Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1944

President: Franklin D. Roosevelt · Postmaster General: Frank C. Walker.
Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per oz.· Postcard Rate: 1¢ · Air Mail Rate: Jan. 1 – Mar. 25: 6¢ per oz. · Mar. 25 – Dec. 31: 8¢ per oz.
Special Delivery Rate: Jan. 1 – Oct. 31: 10¢ · Nov. 1 – Dec. 31: 13¢.

Commemorative Postage Stamps of 1944

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

Transcontinental Railroad Issue
San Francisco – May 10, 194461,303,000 issued
The Steamship Savannah
Kings Point, N.Y. – May 22, 194461,001,450 issued
Centenary of the Telegraph
Baltimore, MD – May 24, 194460,605,000 issued
The Corregidor Issue
Washington, D.C. – Sept. 27, 194450,129,350 issued
50th Anniversary of Motion Pictures
Hollywood, CA – New York, N.Y.Oct. 31, 1944 – 53,479,400 issued
The Korea Overrun Countries Issue
Washington, D.C. – Nov. 2, 194414,999,646 issued – Perf 12

The Air Mail Stamp of 1944 – The 8¢ Twin-Motored Transport Plane

Rotary Press – Perf 11 x 10½ – 200 Subject Electric Eye Plates · See also – The Air Mail Stamps of 1941

Scott C26 - 8¢ Twin-Motored Transport Plane
8¢ Twin-Motored Transport PlaneMarch 21, 1944 – 1,744,878,650 issued

The Special Delivery Stamps of 1944

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

Scott E17 - The 13¢ Messenger on Motorcycle stamp of 1944 Scott E18 - The 17¢ Messenger on Motorcycle stamp of 1944
13¢ Messenger on Motorcycle
October 30, 1944
17¢ Messenger on Motorcycle
October 30, 1944

Ordinary issue:

There were no new Regular Issue stamps issued in 1944.

Commemoratives:

Scott 921 – The 5¢ Flag Stamp – Korea.
See also: The Flags of the Overrun Countries of 1943.

Scott 922 – 3¢ First Transcontinental Railroad Issue.
Designer: William A. Roach – Engravers: Carl T. Arlt (vignette) & A. W. Christensen (lettering).

Scott 923 – 3¢ S.S. Savannah, the first steamship to cross the Atlantic.
Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. – Engravers: C. A. Brooks (vignette) & J. T. Vail (lettering).

Scott 924 – 3¢ Centenary of the Telegraph.
Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. – Engravers: C. T. Arlt (vignette) & J. S. Edmondson (lettering).

Scott 925 – 3¢ Corregidor – Philippines Commemorative.
Designer: William Roach – Engravers: C. A. Brooks (vignette) & A. W. Christensen (lettering).

Scott 926 – 3¢ 50th Anniversary of Motion Pictures.
Designer: William Roach – Engravers: C. T. Arlt (vignette) – C.A. Smith & A. W. Christensen (lettering).

Air Mail:

Scott C26 – 8¢ Twin-Motored Transport Plane.
Designer: William A. Roach · Engravers: J. R. Lowe (vignette) · J. S. Edmondson & J. T. Vail (lettering).

Special Delivery:

Scott E17 – 13¢ Messenger on Motorcycle Special Delivery Stamp
Designer: C. A. Huston – Engravers: L. S. Schofield (vignette) · E. M. Hall, J. S. Edmondson & A. W. Christensen (lettering).

Scott E18 – 17¢ Messenger on Motorcycle Special Delivery Stamp
Designer: C. A. Huston – Engravers: L. S> Schofield (vignette) · E. M. Hall, J. S. Edmondson & A. W. Christensen (lettering).

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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