Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1963

Presidents: Jan. 1 – Nov. 22: John Fitzgerald Kennedy · Nov. 22 – Dec. 31: Lyndon Baines Johnson.
Postmasters General: Jan. 1 – Sep. 30: J. Edward Day · Sep. 30 – Dec. 31: John A. Gronowski.
Domestic Letter Rate: Jan. 1 – Jan. 6: 4¢ per oz. · Jan. 7 – Dec. 31: 5¢ per oz. ·
Postcard Rate: Jan. 1 – Jan. 6: 3¢ · Jan. 7 – Dec. 31: 4¢.
Air Mail Rate: Jan. 1 – Jan. 6: 7¢ per oz. · Jan. 7 – Dec. 31: 8¢ per oz.

Postage Stamps of 1963

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

Andrew Jackson
NYC Regular Issue – March 22, 1963 – 400 Subjects
Eleanor Roosevelt – America’s First Lady
D.C. – Oct. 11, 1963 – 133,170,000 issued
Cordell Hull – Secretary of State
Perf 10½ x 11 – Carthage, TN – Oct. 5 – 131,420,000

Giori Press – Perf 11 – 200 Subject Plates

5¢ Flag Over White House
D.C. – Jan. 9 – 400 Subject Plates
Battle of Gettysburg Centenary
Gettysburg, PA – July 1, 1963 – 79,905,000 issued
Carolina Charter Tercentenary
Edenton, NC – April 6, 1963 – 129,445,000 issued
West Virginia Statehood Centenary
Wheeling, WV – June 20, 1963 – 137,540,000 issued
Emancipation Proclamation Centenary
Chicago, IL – Aug. 16, 1963 – 132,435,000 issued
Food for Peace
Freedom From HungerD.C. – June 4 – 135,620,000 issued
Free City Mail Delivery
Washington, D.C. – Oct. 26, 1963Tagged – 128,450,000 issued
1963 Christmas Issue
Santa Claus, IN – Nov. 1 1963 – 1,291,250,000 issued
John James Audubon
Henderson, KY – Dec. 7, 1963 – 175,175,000 issued

Alliance for Progress Issue
Washington, D.C. – Aug. 17, 1963 – 135,520,000 issued
National Academy of Science Centenary
Washington, D.C. – Oct. 14, 1963139,195,000 issued
International Red Cross Centenary
Washington, D.C. – Oct. 29, 1963118,665,000 issued

The Air Mail Stamps of 1963

Giori Press – Perf 11 – 200 Subject Plates.

International Postal Conference
Montgomery Blair Air Mail IssueSilver Spring, MD – May 3, 1963 – 42,245,000 issued
Bald Eagle Air Mail
Boston, MA – July 12, 1963Rotary Press – Perf 11 x 10½ – 400 Subjects
Amelia Earhart
Lockheed Electra – 63,890,000 issuedAtchison, KS – July 24, 1963

Regular Issue:

Scott 1208 – 5¢ Flag Over White House – Not Tagged – Designer: Robert J. Jones – Engraver: R. M. Bower & Wm. R. Burnell – 1/9/63
Scott 1209 – 1¢ Andrew Jackson – Not Tagged – Designer: William Schrage – Engraver: R. M. Bower – 3/22/63
Scott 1213b – 5¢ George Washington (1962 Design) – Tagged
Scott 1213c – 5¢ George Washington – Booklet Pane of 8 – Tagged – Oct. 28, 1963
Scott 1225 – 1¢ Andrew Jackson – Coil Stamp Perf 10 Vertically – Not Tagged – May 31, 1963
Scott 1229a – 5¢ George Washington – Coil Stamp Perf 10 Vertically – Tagged – Oct. 28, 1963.

Commemoratives:

Scott 1180 – 5¢ "Blue" and "gray" Soldiers Engaged in Battle – Designer: Roy Gjertson – Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1230 – 5¢ First Page of the Carolina Charter – Designer: Robert L. Miller – Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1231 – 5¢ Freedom From Hunger – A Stalk of Wheat – Designer: Stephen Dohanos – Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1232 – 5¢ Map of West Virginia and State Capitol – Designer: Dwight Mutchler – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1233 – 5¢ Severed Chain – Designer: Georg Olden
Scott 1234 – 5¢ Alliance for Progress Emblem – Designer: William Schrage – Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 1235 – 5¢ Cordell Hull – Secretary of State 1933-1944 – Designer: Robert J. Jones – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1236 – 5¢ Eleanor Roosevelt – Designer: Robert L. Miller – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1237 – 5¢ "The Universe" – Designer: Antonio Frasconi – Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1238 – 5¢ Letter Carrier in 1863 – Tagged – Designer: Norman Rockwell – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1238a – 5¢ Letter Carrier in 1863 – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1239 – 5¢ Cuban Refugees on the S.S. Morning Light – Designer: V. S. McCloskey – Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1240 – 5¢ The National Christmas Tree at the White House – Untagged – Designer: Lily Spandorf – Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1240a – 5¢ The National Christmas Tree at the White House – Tagged
Scott 1241 – 5¢ "Columbia Jays" by Audubon – Designer: Robert L. Miller – Engraver: M. D. Fenton.

Air Mail:

Scott C64a – 8¢ Jetliner Over Capitol Air Mail Stamp – Tagged – Aug. 1, 1963.
Scott C66 – 15¢ Montgomery Blair (1813-1883) – Designer: Robert J. Jones.
Scott C67 – 6¢ Bald Eagle Air Mail Stamp – Designer: V. S. McCloskey.
Scott C68 – 8¢Amelia Earhart and Lockheed Electra (1898-1937) – Designer: Robert J. Jones.

Special Delivery:

There were no new Special Delivery stamps issued in 1963.

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