Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1966

President: Lyndon Baines Johnson · Postmaster General: Lawrence F. O’Brien.
Domestic Letter Rate: 5¢ per oz. · Postcard Rate: 4¢ · Air Mail Rate: 8¢ per oz.

Commemorative Stamps of 1966

Offset and Engraved (Giori Press) – Perf 11 – 200 Subject Plates – 4 panes of 50.

Humane Treatment of Animals
New York, NY – April 9 – 117,470,000 issuedblack engraved – terra cotta lithographed
Sixth Int’l Philatelic Exhibition
Washington, D.C. – May 21 – 122,285,000 issuedblack, dk. blue & green engraved – pink, red & gray lithographed
National Park Service – 50th Anniv.
Yellowstone Nat. Park – Aug. 25 – 119,535,000 issuedblack and green engraved – vivid yellow lithographed
Mississippi – The Great River Road
Baton Rouge, LA – Oct. 21 – 127,585,000 issuedvermilion & blue engraved – other colors lithographed
Marine Corps Reserve 50th Anniv.
Washington, D.C. – Aug. 29 – 125,110,000 issuedblack & gold engraved – gray, red & blue lithographed
Supporting Our Servicemen
Washington, D.C. – Nov. 17 – 114,015,000 issuedred, black & dk. blue engraved – lt. blue lithographed

Giori Press – Perf 11 – 200 Subject Plates

Indiana Statehood 150th Anniv.
Corydon, IN – April 16 – 123,770,000 issued
Birth of J. Ringling 100th Anniv.
Delavan, WI – May 2 – 131,270,000 issued
Bill of Rights 175th Anniversary
Miami Beach, FL – July 1 – 114,160,000 issued
Christianity in Poland Millennium
D.C. – July 30 – 126,475,000 issuedRotary Press – Perf 10½ x 11 – EE Plates
John Chapman "Johnny Appleseed"
Leominster, MA – Sep. 24124,290,000 issued
"The Boating Party" by Mary Cassatt
Sioux City, IA – Oct. 26115,875,000 issued
Migratory Bird Treaty
Pittsburgh, PA – Mar. 16 – 116,835,000 issued
Women’s Clubs – 75th Anniv.
New York, NY – Sep. 12 – 114,853,000 issued
Beautify America Issue
Washington, D.C. – Oct. 5 – 128,460,000 issued

1966 Christmas Issue

Offset and Engraved (Giori Press) – Perf 11 – 400 Subject Plates – 4 panes of 100.


Madonna and Child by Hans Memling
Christmas, MI – Nov. 1, 1966 – 1,173,547,420 issuedlt. & dark brown & red engraved – other colors lithographed

Regular Issue:

see also: Prominent Americans Issue
Scott 1209a – 1¢ Andrew Jackson (1963 issue) – Tagged – July 6, 1966
Scott 1225a – 1¢ Andrew Jackson – Coil Stamp Perf 10 Vertically – Tagged – July 6, 1966
Scott 1280 – 2¢ Frank Lloyd Wright & Guggenheim Museum – Designer: P. Amarantides – Engraver: A. W. Dintaman – 6/8/66
Scott 1303 – 4¢ Abraham Lincoln – Coil Stamp Perf 10 Vertically – Tagged – May 28, 1966
Scott 1208a – 5¢ Flag Over White House (1963 issue) – Tagged – Aug. 25, 1966
Scott 1208b – 5¢ Flag Over White House – Tagged – Horizontal Pair Imperforate Between
Scott 1283 – 5¢ George Washington ("Bearded") – Designer: Bill Hyde – Engraver: C. A. Brooks – Feb. 22, 1966
Scott 1283a – 5¢ George Washington ("Bearded") – Tagged – Feb. 23, 1966
Scott 1284 – 6¢ Franklin D. Roosevelt – Designer: Richard L. Clark – Engraver: J. S. Creamer – Jan. 29, 1966
Scott 1284a – 6¢ Franklin D. Roosevelt – Tagged – Dec. 29, 1966
Scott 1285 – 8¢ Albert Einstein – Designer: Frank Sebastiano – Engraver: A. W. Dintaman – March 14, 1966
Scott 1295 – $5 John Bassett Moore – Designer: Tom Laufer – Engraver: A. W. Dintaman – Dec. 3, 1966.

Commemoratives:

Scott 1306 – 5¢ Migratory Birds Over the Canada – U.S. Border – Designer: Burt E. Pringle – Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1307 – 5¢ Humane Treatment of Animals – Mongrel – Designer: Norman Todhunter – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1308 – 5¢ Map of Indiana and the Sesquicentennial Seal – Designer: Paul A. Wehr – Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1309 – 5¢ Circus Clown – Designer: Edward Klauck Todhunter – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1310 – 5¢ Sixth International Philatelic Exhibition – Designer: Thomas F. Naegele Maass – Engraver: H. F. Sharpless
Scott 1311 – 5¢ Souvenir Sheet of the 6th Int’l. Philatelic Exhibition – Imperforate – Designer: Brook Temple – Engraver: H. F. Sharpless
Scott 1312 – 5¢ Freedom Fighting Tyranny – Designer: Herbert L. Block – Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1313 – 5¢ Poland’s "Eagle and Cross" – Designer: E. D. Lewandowski – Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1314 – 5¢ Emblem of the National Park Service – Untagged – Designer: T. H. Geismar – Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1314a – 5¢ Emblem of the National Park Service – Tagged – Aug. 26, 1966
Scott 1315 – 5¢ Marines Through the Century – Untagged – Designer: Stella Grafakos – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1315a – 5¢ Marines Through the Century – Tagged
Scott 1315b – 5¢ Marines Through the Century – Black and Bistre Missing from Blocking by Extraneous Piece
Scott 1316 – 5¢ 19th Century and "Modern" Woman – Untagged – Designer: Charles H. Carter – Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1316a – 5¢ 19th Century and "Modern" Woman – Tagged – Sep. 13, 1966
Scott 1317 – 5¢ "Johnny Appleseed" Over Apple – Untagged – Designer: Robert Bode – Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1317a – 5¢ "Johnny Appleseed" Over Apple – Tagged – Sep. 26, 1966
Scott 1318 – 5¢ Cherry Blossoms in D.C.- Jefferson Memorial- Untagged – Designer: Gyo Fujikawa – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1318a – 5¢ Cherry Blossoms in D.C.- Tagged
Scott 1319 – 5¢ Great "River Road" – New Orleans to Ontario – Untagged – Designer: Herbert Bayer – Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1319a – 5¢ Great "River Road" – Tagged – Oct. 22, 1966
Scott 1320 – 5¢ Statue of Liberty and Flag – Untagged – Designer: Stevan Dohanos – Engraver: E. R. Felver
Scott 1320a – 5¢ Statue of Liberty and Flag – Tagged – Oct. 27, 1966
Scott 1320b – 5¢ Statue of Liberty and Flag – Red, Black and Dark Blue Missing from Blocking by Extraneous Piece
Scott 1320c – 5¢ Statue of Liberty and Flag – Dark Blue Missing from Blocking by Extraneous Piece
Scott 1321 – 5¢ Hans Memling’s Madonna and Child – Untagged – Designer: Howard C. Mildner – Engraver: E. R. Felver
Scott 1321a – 5¢ Hans Memling’s Madonna and Child – Tagged – Nov. 2, 1966
Scott 1322 – 5¢ Mary Cassatt’s The Boating Party – Untagged – Designer: Robert J. Jones – Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1322a – 5¢ Mary Cassatt’s The Boating Party – Tagged.

Air Mail and Special Delivery:

There were no new Air Mail or Special Delivery stamps issued in 1966.

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