Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1961

Presidents: Jan.1 – Jan. 20: Dwight David Eisenhower · Jan. 20 – Dec. 31: John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Postmasters General: Jan. 1 – Jan. 20: Arthur E. Summerfield · Jan. 21 – Dec. 31: J. Edward Day.
Domestic Letter Rate: 4¢ per oz. · Postcard Rate: 3¢ · Air Mail Rate: 7¢ per oz.

Commemorative Postage Stamps of 1961

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

Mahatma Gandhi – Apostle of Non-Violence
“Champion of Liberty” – Washington, D.C.Jan. 26, 1961 – 112,966,000 issued
Horace Greely
Chappaqua, NY – Feb. 3, 196198,616,000 issued

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

Firing on Fort Sumter Centennial
Charleston, SC – April 12 – 101,125,000 issued
Sen. George W. Norris of Nebraska
Washington, D.C. – July 11 – 110,810,000 issued
Naval Aviation 50th Anniversary
San Diego, CA – Aug. 20 – 116,995,000 issued

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

Workmen’s Compensation 50th Anniv.
Milwaukee, WI – Sep. 4 – 121,015,000 issued
Republic of China 50th Anniv.
Washington, D.C. – Oct. 10 – 110,620,000 issued
Naismith’s Birth 100th Anniv.
Springfield, MA – Nov. 6 – 109,110,000 issued

Giori Press – Perf 11 – 200 Subject Plates

Mahatma Gandhi
“Champion of Liberty” – D.C. – Jan. 26288 Subject Plates – 41,644,200 issued
Range Conservation
Salt Lake City, UT – Feb. 2, 1961110,850,000 issued
Kansas Statehood 100th Anniversary
Council Grove, KS – May 10, 1961106,210,000 issued
Frederic Remington’s Birth 100th Anniv.
Washington, D.C. – Oct. 4, 1961 – 111,600,000 issued
Honoring the Nursing Profession
Washington, D.C. – Dec. 28, 1961 – 145,350,000 issued

The Air Mail Stamps of 1961

Giori Press – Perf 11 – 200 Subject Plates.

Scott C63 - 15¢ Statue of Liberty Air Mail Stamp of 1961 Scott C62 - 13¢ Liberty Bell Air Mail Stamp
15¢ Statue of Liberty Air Mail Stamp
Buffalo, NY – Jan. 13, 1961
13¢ Liberty Bell Air Mail Stamp
New York, NY – June 28, 1961

Commemoratives:

Scott 1144 – 4¢ American Credo – Quotation from Patrick Henry – Designer: Frank Conley – Engraver: R.J. Jones
Scott 1174 – 4¢ Mohandas K. Gandhi – Apostle of Non-violence
Scott 1175 – 8¢ Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi – Designer: Arnold Copeland – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1176 – 4¢ Range Conservation – Trail Boss Watching Over His Herd – Designed by Rudolph Wendelin from a drawing
by the American West artist Charles Marion Russell – Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 1177 – 4¢ Horace Greeley – Designed by Charles R. Chickering (BEP Artist) – Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1178 – 4¢ Fort Sumter, illus. the "Dictator" – 13" Model 1861 seacoast mortar – Designer: Chickering – Engraver: Dintaman
Scott 1183 – 4¢ 100th Anniversary of Kansas – The "Sunflower" State – Designer: C. Chickering – Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1184 – 4¢ Senator George William Norris and Norris Dam, Nebraska – Designer: C. Chickering – Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 1185 – 4¢ 50th Anniv. of Naval Aviation circa 1911 Curtiss A-1 – Designer: John Maas – Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1186 – 4¢ Scales of Justice Weighing Factory Vs Workman and Family – Designer: N. Todhunter – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1187 – 4¢ "The Smoke Signal" by American West Artist Remington – Designer: C. Chickering – Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1188 – 4¢ Sun Yat-Sen – Republic of China – Designer: C. Chickering – Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 1189 – 4¢ James Naismith (1861-1939) – Inventor of Basketball – Designer: C. Chickering – Engraver: M. D. Fenton.
Scott 1190 – 4¢ Honoring the Nursing Profession – Designer: Alfred C. Parker – Engraver: R. M. Bower.

Air Mail:

Scott C62 – 13¢ Liberty Bell Air Mail Stamp.
Scott C63 – 15¢ Statue of Liberty Air Mail Stamp.

Special Delivery:

There were no new Special Delivery stamps issued in 1961.

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