Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1965

President: Lyndon Baines Johnson · Postmasters General: Jan. 1 – Nov. 3: John A. Gronowski · Nov. 3 – Dec. 31: Lawrence F. O’Brien.
Domestic Letter Rate: 5¢ per oz. · Postcard Rate: 4¢ · Air Mail Rate: 8¢ per oz.

Commemorative Stamps of 1965

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

Winston Churchill
Fulton, MO – May 13 – 125,180,000 issued
Dante Alighieri 700th Anniversary
San Francisco, CA – July 17 – 115,340,000 issued
Herbert Hoover – 31st President
West Branch, IA – Aug. 10 – 114,840,000 issued

Giori Press – Perf 11 – 200 Subject Plates

Physical Fitness
Washington, D.C. – Feb. 15 – 115,095,000 issued
Crusade Against Cancer
Washington, D.C. – April 1 – 119,560,000 issued
Surrender at Appomattox Centenary
Appomattox, VA – Apr. 9 – 112,845,000 issued
Battle of New Orleans 150th Anniv.
New Orleans, LA – Feb. 8 – 115,695,000 issued
Magna Carta 750th Anniversary
Jamestown, VA – June 15 – 120,135,000 issued
United Nations 20th Anniversary
San Francisco, CA – June 26 – 115,405,000 issued
Salvation Army Centenary
New York, NY – July 2, 1965115,855,000 issued
Settlement of Florida
St. Augustine, FL – Aug. 28, 1965116,900,000 issued
John Copley – Artist
Washington, D.C. – Sep. 17, 1965114,880,000 issued
Adlai E. Stevenson
Bloomington, IL – Oct. 23 – 128,495,000black engraved – colors lithographed
Robert Fulton
Clermont, NY – Aug. 19 – 116,140,000 issued
Traffic Safety Issue
Baltimore, MD – Sep. 3 – 114,085,000 issued
International Telecommunication Union
Washington, D.C. – Oct. 6 – 26,995,000 issued

1965 Christmas Issue – Angel With Trumpet


Weathervane circa 1840
Silver Bell, AZ – Nov. 2, 19651,139,930,000 issued.

Regular Issue:

See: 1965 Prominent Americans Issue.
Scott 1282 – 4¢ Abraham Lincoln – Nov. 19, 1965 – Designer: Bill Hyde – Engraver:  J. S. Creamer
Scott 1282a – 4¢ Abraham Lincoln – Tagged – Dec. 1, 1965

Commemoratives:

Scott 1182 – 5¢ Surrender at Appomattox – Designer: Leonard Fellman – Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1182a – 5¢ Surrender at Appomattox – Horizontal Pair Imperforate Vertically
Scott 1261 – 5¢ Gen. Jackson Leading the Charge – Sesquicentennial Medal – Designer: R. J. Jones – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1262 – 5¢ Discus Thrower – Designer: Norman Todhunter – Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1263 – 5¢ Fighting Cancer with Microscope and Stethoscope – Designer: Stevan Dohanos – Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1264 – 5¢ Portrait of Winston Churchill – Designer: Richard Hurd – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1265 – 5¢ Noblemen and the Royal Crown – Designer: Brook Temple – Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1266 – 5¢ The Emblem of the UN’s International Year of Cooperation – Designer: H. M. Sanborn – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1267 – 5¢ Salvation Army 100 Years of Service – Designer: Sam Marsh – Engraver: G. A. Payne
Scott 1268 – 5¢ From a Painting of Dante – Designer: Douglas Gorsline – Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1269 – 5¢ Portrait of Herbert Hoover Designer: Norman Todhunter – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1270 – 5¢ Fulton and the Clermont Designer: John Maass – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1271 – 5¢ Spanish Flag, Ships and Explorer – Designer: Brook Temple – Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1271a – 5¢ Spanish Flag, Ships and Explorer – Yellow Omitted
Scott 1272 – 5¢ Stop Light – Designer: Richard Hurd – Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1273 – 5¢ From Painting – Elizabeth Clarke Copley – Designer: John Carter Brown – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1274 – 11¢ Sine Wave Over Galt Projection Map – Designer: Thomas F. Naegele – Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1275 – 5¢ Photo of Stevenson over UN Logo – Designer: George Samerjan – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1276 – 5¢ An 1840 Weathervane – Angel with Trumpet – Untagged – Designer: Robert J. Jones – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1276a – 5¢ Weathervane – Angel with Trumpet – Tagged – Nov. 15, 1966.

Air Mail:

Scott C65a – 8¢ Jetliner Over Capitol Coil Stamp – Design of 1962 – Tagged – Perforated 10 Horizontally – Jan. 14, 1965.

Special Delivery:

There were no new Special Delivery stamps issued in 1965.

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