Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1948

President: Harry S Truman · Postmaster General: Jesse M. Donaldson.
Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per oz. · Postcard Rate: 1¢ · Air Mail Rate: 5¢ per oz.

Commemorative Postage Stamps of 1948

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

California Gold CentennialColoma, CA – Jan. 24, 1948131,109,500 issued 150th Anniv. of MississippiNatchez, MS – April 7, 1948122,650,500 issued The Four ChaplainsWashington, D.C. – May 28, 1948121,953,500 issued Wisconsin CentennialMadison, WI – May 29, 1948115,250,000 issued
Swedish Pioneer CentennialChicago, IL – June 4, 194864,198,500 issued Progress of WomenSeneca Falls, NY – July 19, 1948117,642,500 issued U.S. – Canada FriendshipNiagara Falls, NY – Aug. 2, 1948113,474,500 issued Francis Scott KeyFrederick, MD – Aug. 9, 1948120,868,500 issued
Salute to Youth IssueWashington, D.C. – Aug. 11, 194877,800,500 issued Oregon Territory CentennialOregon City, OR – Aug. 14, 194852,214,000 issued Clara BartonOxford, MA – Sep.7, 194857,823,000 issued Poultry Industry IssueNew Haven, CT – Sep. 9, 194852,975,000 issued
Fort Kearny IssueMinden, NE – Sep. 22, 194858,332,000 issued American Volunteer FiremanDover, DE – Oct. 4, 194856,228,000 issued Oklahoma Indian CentennialMuskogee, OK – Oct. 15, 194857,832,000 issued Rough Riders – 50th Anniv.PreScott, AZ – Oct. 27, 194853,875,000 issued
Juliette Low – Girl ScoutsSavannah, GA – Oct.2 9, 194863,834,500 issued Moina Michael IssueAthens, GA – Nov. 9, 194864,079,500 issued Gettysburg AddressGettysburg, PA – Nov. 19, 194863,388,000 issued

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

Gold Star MothersWashington, D.C. – Sep. 21, 1948Perf 10½ x 11 – 77,149,000 issued Centenary of the American TurnersCincinnati, OH – Nov. 20, 1948Perf 10½ x 11 – 62,285,500 issued

Rotary Press – Perf 10½ x 11 – 280 Subject Electric Eye Plates

George Washington CarverTuskegee Institute, AL – Jan. 5121,548,000 issued William Allen WhiteEmporia, KS – July 31, 194877,649,600 issued Harlan Fiske StoneChesterfield, NH – Aug. 25, 194853,958,100 issued Mt. Palomar ObservatoryPalomar Mountain, CA – Aug. 3061,120,000 issued
Will Rogers IssueClaremore, OK – Nov. 4, 194867,162,200 issued Centennial of Fort BlissEl Paso, TX – Nov. 5, 194864,561,000 issued Joel Chandler HarrisEatonton, GA – Dec. 9, 194857,492,610 issued

The Air Mail Stamps of 1948

C37 - 5¢ DC-4 Skymaster perf 10 Rotary Coil C38 - 5¢ Map of the Five Boroughs of N.Y. City
5¢ DC-4 Skymaster Rotary CoilRotary Press – Perf 10 HorizontallyJan. 15, 1948 – 33,244,500 Issued 5¢ Map of the Five Boroughs of N.Y. CityJuly 1, 1948 – Rotary Press – Perf 11 x 10½400 Subject Electric Eye Plates – 38,449,100 Issued

Ordinary issue:

There were no new Regular Issue stamps issued in 1948.

Commemoratives:

Scott 953 – 3¢ Famous American Scientist George Washington Carver – Designer: William Roach – Engraver: E. R. Grove
Scott 954 – 3¢ Centenary of California’s Gold – Designer: C. R. Chickering – Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 955 – 3¢ 150th Anniversary of Mississippi Settlement – Designer: William Schrage – Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 956 – 3¢ Four Chaplains and the Sinking S.S. Dorchester – Designer: C. R. Chickering – Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 957 – 3¢ Centenary of Wisconsin’s Statehood – Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. – Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 958 – 3¢ Centenary of Swedish Pioneer Settlements in the Midwest – Designer: C. R. Chickering – Engraver: C. T. Arlt
Scott 959 – 3¢ Century of Progress of American Women – Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. – Engraver: C. T. Arlt
Scott 960 – 3¢ Famous American Author William Allen White – Designer: William Roach – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 961 – 3¢ United States – Canada Friendship Issue – Designer: Leon Helguera – Engraver: G. A. Gundersen
Scott 962 – 3¢ Francis Scott Key – Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. – Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 963 – 3¢ Salute to Youth Issue – Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. – Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 964 – 3¢ Centenary of Oregon Territory – Designer: C. R. Chickering – Engraver: C. T. Arlt
Scott 965 – 3¢ Famous American Jurist Harlan Fiske Stone – Designer: C. R. Chickering – Engraver: C. T. Arlt
Scott 966 – 3¢ Mt. Palomar Observatory – Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. – Engraver: G. A. Gundersen
Scott 967 – 3¢ Clara Barton Founder of the American Red Cross – Designer: C. R. Chickering – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 968 – 3¢ Centennial of the American Poultry Industry – Designer: C. R. Chickering – Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 969 – 3¢ Gold Star Mothers Issue – Designer: C. R. Chickering – Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 970 – 3¢ Fort Kearny Issue- Designer: William Roach – Engraver: G. A. Gundersen
Scott 971 – 3¢ 300th Anniversary of the American Volunteer Fireman- Designer: William Roach – Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 972 – 3¢ Oklahoma Indian Centennial – “Trail of Tears” – Designer: R. L. Miller – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 973 – 3¢ 50th Anniversary of the Rough Riders – Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. – Engraver: C. T. Arlt
Scott 974 – 3¢ Juliette Lowe – Founder of Girl Scouting in America – Designer: William Schrage – Engraver: G. A. Gundersen
Scott 975 – 3¢ Famous American Humorist Will Rogers – Designer: C. R. Chickering – Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 976 – 3¢ Centennial of Fort Bliss – Designer: C. R. Chickering – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 977 – 3¢ Moina Michael – Originator of Flanders Field Memorial Poppy – Designer: McCloskey, Jr. – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 978 – 3¢ 85th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address – Designer: C. R. Chickering – Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 979 – 3¢ Centenary of American Turners – Fathers of Physical Education – Designer: A. Meissner – Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 980 – 3¢ Famous American Author Joel Chandler Harris – Designer: William Roach – Engraver: R. M. Bower

Air Mail:

Scott C37 – The 5¢ DC-4 Skymaster Coil of 1948.
Scott C38 – The 5¢ Map of the Five Boroughs of N.Y. City.

Special Delivery:

There were no new Special Delivery stamps issued in 1948.

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