Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1953

Presidents: Jan.1 – Jan. 20: Harry S Truman · Jan. 20 – Dec. 31: Dwight David Eisenhower.
Postmasters General: Jan. 1 – Jan. 20: Jesse M. Donaldson · Jan. 21 – Dec. 31: Arthur E. Summerfield.
Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per oz. · Postcard Rate: 2¢ · Air Mail Rate: 6¢ per oz.

Commemorative Postage Stamps of 1953

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

The National Guard Stamp
Washington, D.C. – Feb. 23, 1953114,894,600 issued
Ohio Statehood Sesquicentennial
Chillicothe, OH – Mar. 2, 1953280 Subject Plates – 118,706,000 issued
Washington Territory Centennial
Olympia, WA – Mar. 2, 1953114,190,000 issued
Louisiana Purchase Sesquicentennial
Saint Louis, MO – Apr. 30, 1953113,990,000 issued
Opening of Japan Centennial
Washington, D.C. – July 14, 195389,289,600 issued
American Bar Association Stamp
Boston, MA – Aug. 24, 1953114,865,000 issued
The Sagamore Hill Stamp
Oyster Bay, NY – Sept. 14, 1953115,780,000 issued
Future Farmers of America
Kansas City, MO – Oct. 13, 1953115,244,600 issued
Trucking Industry – 50th Anniversary
Los Angeles, CA – Oct. 27, 1953123,709,600 issued
The General Patton Stamp
Fort Knox, KY – Nov. 11, 1953114,789,600 issued
New York City Tercentenary
New York City, NY – Nov. 20, 1953115,759,600 issued
Gadsden Purchase Centenary
Tucson, AZ – Dec. 30, 1953116,134,600 issued

The Air Mail Stamp of 1953

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

Scott C47 -  6¢ 50th Anniversary of Powered Flight Air Mail Stamp
50th Anniversary of Powered Flight
Dayton, OH – May 29, 195378,415,000 issued.

Ordinary issue:

There were no new Regular Issue stamps issued in 1953.

Commemoratives:

Scott 1017 – 3¢ National Guard Stamp – Designer: C. R. Chickering – Engraver: H. F. Fitcher
Scott 1018 – 3¢ Ohio Statehood Sesquicentennial Stamp – Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. – Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 1019 – 3¢ Washington Territory Centennial Stamp – Designer: C. R. Chickering – Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1020 – 3¢ Louisiana Purchase Sesquicentennial Stamp – Designer: Wm. K. Schrage – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1021 – 3¢ Opening of Japan Centennial Stamp – Designer: C. R. Chickering – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1022 – 3¢ American Bar Association Stamp – Designer: Wm. K. Schrage – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1023 – 3¢ Sagamore Hill Stamp – Designer: Wm. K. Schrage – Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1024 – 3¢ Future Farmers of America Stamp – Designer: R. L. Miller – Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1025 – 3¢ 50th Anniversary of the Trucking Industry Stamp – Designer: Wm. K. Schrage – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1026 – 3¢ General Patton Stamp – Designer: Wm. K. Schrage – Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 1027 – 3¢ New York City Tercentenary Stamp – Designer: C. R. Chickering – Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1028 – 3¢ Gadsden Purchase Centenary Stamp – Designer: C. R. Chickering – Engraver: A. W. Dintaman.

Air Mail:

Scott C47 – 6¢ 50th Anniversary of Powered Flight Air Mail Stamp.

Special Delivery:

There were no new Special Delivery stamps issued in 1953.

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