Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1949

President: Harry S Truman · Postmaster General: Jesse M. Donaldson.
Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per oz. · Postcard Rate: 1¢ · Air Mail Rate: 6¢ per oz.

Commemorative Postage Stamps of 1949

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

Minnesota Territory Centennial
Saint Paul, MN – Mar. 3, 194999,190,000 issued
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA – April 12, 1949104,790,000 issued
Puerto Rico Election Issue
San Juan, PR – April. 27, 1949108,805,000 issued
Tercentenary of Annapolis, Maryland
Annapolis, MD – May 23, 1949107,340,000 issued
The Grand Army of the Republic
Indianapolis, IN – Aug. 29, 1949117,020,000 issued
Author Edgar Allen PoeÂ
Richmond, VA – Oct. 7, 1949122,633,000 issued

The Air Mail Stamps of 1949

Rotary Press – Perf 11 x 10½ – 200 Subject Electric Eye Plates (unless noted otherwise).

Scott C39 6¢ DC-4 Skymaster Scott C40 Alexandria, Virginia Bicentennial Scott C41 6¢ DC-4 Skymaster Coil Stamp Scott C43 Globe and Doves Carrying Messages
6¢ DC-4 Skymaster
Perf 10½ x 11 – 400 SubjectsJan. 18, 1949 – 5,070,095,200
Alexandria Bicentennial
Perf 11 x 10½ – 200 SubjectsMay 11, 1949 – 75,085,000 Issued
6¢ DC-4 Skymaster
Perf 10 Horizontal CoilAug. 25, 1949 – 260,307,500
15¢ Globe and Doves
Perf 11 x 10½ – 200 SubjectsOct. 7, 1949 – 36,613,100 Issued
Scott C42 Universal Postal Union Issue Scott C44 Boeing Stratocruiser and Globe Scott C45 Wright Brothers Issue
10¢ Universal Postal Union
Nov. 18, 1949 – 21,061,300 Issued
25¢ Stratocruiser and Globe
Nov. 30, 1949 – 16,217,100 Issued
6¢ Wright Brothers Issue
Dec. 17, 1949 – 80,405,000 Issued

The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1949:

From this year forward no numbers will be assigned to stamps.

Ordinary issue:

There were no new Regular Issue stamps issued in 1949.

Commemoratives:

Scott 981 – 3¢ Centennial of the Territory of Minnesota – Designer: C. R. Chickering – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 982 – 3¢ 200th Anniv. of Washington & Lee University – Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. – Engraver: E. R. Grove
Scott 983 – 3¢ Puerto Rico Election Issue – Designer: C. R. Chickering – Engraver: G. A. Gundersen
Scott 984 – 3¢ Tercentenary of Annapolis, Maryland – Designer: C. R. Chickering – Engraver: G. A. Gundersen
Scott 985 – 3¢ Final Encampment of Grand Army of the Republic – Designer: C. R. Chickering – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 986 – 3¢ Famous American Author Edgar Allen Poe – Designer: William Roach – Engraver: R. M. Bower

Air Mail:

Scott C39 – 6¢ DC-4 Skymaster of 1949 “wet printing”
Scott C39a – 6¢ DC-4 Skymaster “dry printing”
Scott C40 – 6¢ Alexandria, Virginia Bicentennial
Scott C41 – 6¢ DC-4 Skymaster Coil of 1949
Scott C42 – 10¢ Universal Postal Union Issue
Scott C43 – 15¢ Globe and Doves Carrying Messages
Scott C44 – 25¢ Boeing Stratocruiser and Globe
Scott C45 – 6¢ Wright Brothers Issue

Special Delivery:

There were no new Special Delivery stamps issued in 1949.

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