Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1962

President: John Fitzgerald Kennedy · Postmaster General: J. Edward Day.
Domestic Letter Rate: 4¢ per oz. · Postcard Rate: 3¢ · Air Mail Rate: 7¢ per oz.

Commemorative Postage Stamps and 5¢ Regular of 1962

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

Battle of Shiloh Centenary
April 7, 1962 – 124,865,000 issued
Homestead Act 100th Anniv.
Beatrice, NE – May 20, 1962 – 122,730,000 issued
Girl Scouts of America 50th Anniv.
Burlington, VT – July 24, 1962 – 126,515,000 issued
Charles Evans Hughes
Perf 10½ x 11 – April 11 – 124,595,000
Atomic Energy Act
Norwalk, CT – July 28, 1962 – 130,960,000 issued
National Apprenticeship Program
D.C. – Aug. 31, 1962 – 120,055,000 issued
5¢ Washington
NYC – Nov. 23 – 400 Subjects

Giori Press – Perf 11 – 200 subject Plates

New Mexico Statehood 50th Anniv.
Santa Fe, NM – February 6, 1962 – 112,870,000 issued
Project Mercury Issue
Cape Canaveral, FL – Feb. 20, 1962 – 289,240,000
Eradication of Malaria Issue
D.C. – March 30, 1962 – 120,155,000 issued
Arizona Statehood 50th Anniv.
Phoenix, AZ – February 14, 1962 – 121,820,000 issued
Seattle World’s Fair
Seattle WA – April 25, 1962 – 147,310,000 issued
Sam Rayburn – House Speaker
Bonham TX – Sep. 16 1962 – 120,715,000 issued

Louisiana Statehood 150th Anniv.
New Orleans, LA – April 30, 1962 – 118,690,000 issued
U.N. Secretary Dag Hammarskjold
NYC – Oct. 23, 1962 – 121,440,000 issued
Hammarskjold Invert – Special Issue
D.C. – Nov. 16, 1962 – 40,270,000 issued
Christmas Stamp – Wreath and Candles
Pittsburgh – Nov. 11 – 400 Subjects – 861,970,000
Higher Education Issue
D.C. – Nov. 14, 1962 – 120,035,000 issued
"Breezing Up" – by Winslow Homer
Gloucester, MA – Dec. 15, 1962 – 117,870,000 issued

The Air Mail Stamp of 1962

Rotary Press – Perf 10½ x 11 – 400 Subjects.


8¢ Jetliner Over Capitol Air Mail Stamp
Washington, D.C. – Nov. 14, 1962.

Ordinary Stamps

Scott 1213 – 5¢ George Washington – Untagged – Designer: William Schrage – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1213a – 5¢ George Washington – Booklet Pane of 5 plus Label – Untagged
Scott 1213d – 5¢ George Washington – Horizontal Pair Imperforate Between
Scott 1229 – 5¢ George Washington – Coil Stamp Perf 10 Vertically – Not Tagged
Scott 1229b – 5¢ George Washington – Imperforate from Coil Stamp

Commemorative Stamps

Scott 1179 – 4¢ Rifleman at the Battle of Shiloh – Designer: Noel Sickles – Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 1191 – 4¢ Scene from Shiprock, New Mexico  – Designer: Robert J. Jones – Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1192 – 4¢ Giant Saguaro Cactus & Starry Night – Designer: Jimmy E. Ihms & James M. Chemi – Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1193 – 4¢ "Friendship 7" Capsule and Earth – Designer: C. R. Chickering – Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1194 – 4¢ Great Seal of the U.S. and Seal of WHO (World Health Organization) – Designer: Chickering – Engraver: Bower
Scott 1195 – 4¢ Charles Evans Hughes 100th Anniversary of Birth – Designer: C. R. Chickering – Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1196 – 4¢ "Space Needle" and Monorail – "Century 21" International Exposition – Designer: John Maas – Engraver: Brooks
Scott 1197 – 4¢ Mississippi Riverboat – Designer: Norman Todhunter – Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1198 – 4¢ Homesteaders Next to Sod Hut – Designer: C. Chickering – Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 1199 – 4¢ Girl Scout and American Flag – Designer: Ward Brackett – Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 1200 – 4¢ Senator Brien McMahon and Atomic Energy Symbol – Designer: V. S. McCloskey – Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1201 – 4¢ Journeyman Handing Micrometer to Apprentice – Designer: Robert Geissmann – Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1202 – 4¢ Sam Rayburn House Speaker with Capitol in Distance – Designer: Robert L. Miller – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1203 – 4¢ Dag Hammarskjold – Secretary General of the UN – Designer: Herbert Sanborn – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1204 – 4¢ Dag Hammarskjold – Special Issue of "Error Stamp" – Designer: Herbert Sanborn – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1205 – 4¢ Christmas Stamp – Wreath and Candles – Designer: Jim Crawford – Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1206 – 4¢ Education Issue – Oil Lamp over Map of the U.S. – Designer: Henry K. Bencsath – Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 1207 – 4¢ "Breezing Up" – Oil Painting by Winslow Homer – Designer: V. S. McCloskey – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1207a – 4¢ "Breezing Up" – Oil Painting by Winslow Homer – Horizontal Pair Imperforate Between and at Right

Air Mail:

Scott C64 – 8¢ Jetliner Over Capitol Air Mail Stamp
Scott C64b – 8¢ Jetliner Over Capitol Booklet Pane of 5 + Label
Scott C65 – 8¢ Jetliner Over Capitol Coil Stamp – Perforated 10 Horizontally

Special Delivery:

There were no new Special Delivery stamps issued in 1962.

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