Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1956

President: Dwight David Eisenhower · Postmaster General: Arthur E. Summerfield.
Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per oz. · Postcard Rate: 2¢ · Air Mail Rate: 6¢ per oz.

Commemorative Postage Stamps of 1956

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

Booker T. Washington Centennial
Booker Washington Birthplace, VA – 4/5/56121,184,600 issued
5th International Philatelic Exhibition
New York, NY – Apr. 30, 1956119,784,200 issued
Wildlife Conservation – Wild Turkey
Fond du Lac, WI – May 5, 1956123,159,400 issued
Conservation – Pronghorn Antelope
Gunnison, CO – June 22, 1956123,138,800 issued
Wildlife Conservation – King Salmon
Seattle, WA – Nov. 9, 1956109,275,000 issued
Wheatland – Home of Buchanan
Lancaster, PA – Aug. 5, 1956125,475,000 issued
200th Anniv. of Nassau Hall, Princeton University
Princeton, NJ – Sep. 22, 1956122,100,000 issued
Children’s Stamp – Friendship – the Key to World Peace
Washington, D.C. – Dec. 15, 1956100,975,000 issued

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

250th Anniv. of Benjamin Franklin’s Birth
Philadelphia, PA – Jan. 17, 1956129,384,550 issued
50th Anniv. of Pure Food and Drugs Laws
Washington, D.C. – June 27, 1956112,932,200 issued
Labor Day Stamp – AFL-CIO Headquarters Mosaic
Camden, NJ – Sept. 3, 1956117,855,000 issued
50th Anniv. of Devil’s Tower National Monument
Devil’s Tower, WY – Sept. 24, 1956118,180,000 issued

The FIPEX Souvenir Sheet of 1956


Souvenir Sheet: Fifth International Philatelic Exhibition, 1956
Flat Plate Printing – New York, NY – Apr. 28, 19562,900,731 issued.

The Postage Due Stamp of 1956

Rotary Press – Perf 10½ x 11.

Scott J87 -  $1 Postage Due of 1956
The $1 Postage Due of 1956

Ordinary issue:

see also: The Series of 1954 – "The Liberty Issue"
Scott 1031 – 1¢ George Washington- Dry Printing – March 1956
Scott 1032 – 1½¢ Mount Vernon – Feb. 22, 1956
Scott 1040 – 7¢ Woodrow Wilson – Rose Carmine – Jan. 10, 1956
Scott 1043 – 9¢ Alamo – Rose Lilac – June 14, 1956
Scott 1044 – 10¢ Independence Hall – Rose Lake – Untagged – July 4, 1956
Scott 1047 – 20¢ Monticello – Ultramarine – April 13, 1956
Scott 1053 – $5 Alexander Hamilton – Flat Plate – Perf 11 x 11 – Mar. 19, 1956
Scott 1057 – 3¢ Statue of Liberty Coil – Dry Printing – Large Holes – Oct. 1956.

Commemoratives:

Scott 1073 – 3¢ 250th Anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s Birth – Designer: C. R. Chickering – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1074 – 3¢ Booker T. Washington Centennial Stamp – Designer: C. R. Chickering – Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 1075 – 3¢ and 8¢ Fifth International Philatelic Exhibition Souvenir Sheet – Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr.
Scott 1076 – 3¢ Fifth International Philatelic Exhibition Stamp – Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 1077 – 3¢ Wildlife Conservation – Wild Turkey Stamp – Designer: Robert W. Hines – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1078 – 3¢ Wildlife Conservation – Pronghorn Antelope Stamp – Designer: Robert Hines – Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 1079 – 3¢ Wildlife Conservation – King Salmon Stamp – Designer: Robert W. Hines – Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 1080 – 3¢ 50th Anniversary of Pure Food and Drugs Laws – Designer: Robert Miller – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1081 – 3¢ Wheatland – Home of President Buchanan – Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1082 – 3¢ Labor Day – AFL-CIO Headquarters Mosaic – Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. – Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1083 – 3¢ 200th Anniversary of Nassau Hall, Princeton – Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. – Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1084 – 3¢ 50th Anniversary of Devil’s Tower Monument – Designer: C. R. Chickering – Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1085 – 3¢ Children’s Stamp – Designer: Ronald Dias – Engraver: C. A. Brooks.

Air Mail:

There were no new Air Mail stamps issued in 1956.

Special Delivery:

There were no new Special Delivery stamps issued in 1956.

Postage Due:

The $1 Postage Due of 1956.

Sidebar