Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1968

President: Lyndon B. Johnson ·.
Postmasters General: Jan. 1 – Apr. 26: Lawrence F. O’Brien · Apr. 26 – Dec. 31: W. Marvin Watson.
Domestic Letter Rate: Jan. 1 – Jan. 6: 5¢ per oz. · Jan. 7 – Dec. 31: 6¢ per oz.
Postcard Rate: Jan. 1-6: 4¢ · Jan. 7 – Dec. 31: 5¢ – Air Mail Rate: Jan. 1-6: 8¢ per oz. · Jan. 7 – Dec. 31: 10¢ per oz.
Regular Stamps of 1965-1978 – The Prominent Americans.

Commemorative Stamps of 1968

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

Scott 1339 - 6¢ Illinois Statehood Centenary
Illinois Statehood Centenary
Shawneetown, IL – Feb. 12 – 141,350,000 issuedorange & red lithographed – dark blue engraved
HEMISFAIR ’68 – San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio, TX – March 30 – 117,470,600 issuedblue & pink lithographed – white lines engraved
Register to Vote Stamp
D.C. – June 27, 1968 – 158,070,000 issuedyellow lithographed – black engraved
$1 Parcel Airlift Issue
Seattle, WA – April 4, 1968yellow litho – blue, brown & red engraved
ELKS Centennial – Youth of America
Chicago, IL – May 1, 1968 – 147,120,000 issuedvermilion lithographed – dark blue engraved
Daniel Boone – Frontiersman
Frankfort, KY – Sep. 26 – 130,358,000 issuedtwo shades of yellow litho – red & black engraved

Historic Flag Stamps of 1968

The ten Historic Flag Stamps were issued in setenant panes with 5 columns of each stamp. The sheet of 200 made four such panes.
Giori Press – Perf 11 – 200 Subject Plates – 4 panes of 50.

Fort Moultrie Flag – 1776
Pittsburgh, PA – July 4 – 228,040,000 issued
Fort McHenry Flag – 1795-1818
Pittsburgh, PA – July 4 – 228,040,000 issued
Washington’s Cruisers Flag – 1775
Pittsburgh, PA – July 4 – 228,040,000 issued
Bennington Flag – 1777
Pittsburgh, PA – July 4 – 228,040,000 issued
First Stars and Stripes – 1777
Pittsburgh, PA – July 4 – 228,040,000 issued

Historic Flag Stamps of 1968

Offset and Engraved (Giori Press) – Perf 11 – 200 Subject Plates – 4 panes of 50
red & yellow first applied by offset and then red, blue & green added in a pass through the Giori press.

Rhode Island Flag – 1775
Pittsburgh, PA – July 4 – 228,040,000 issued
Bunker Hill Flag – 1775
Pittsburgh, PA – July 4 – 228,040,000 issued
Grand Union Flag – 1776
Pittsburgh, PA – July 4 – 228,040,000 issued
Philadelphia Light Horse Flag – 1775
Pittsburgh, PA – July 4 – 228,040,000 issued
First Navy Jack – 1775
Pittsburgh, PA – July 4 – 228,040,000 issued

Giori Press – Perf 11 – 200 Subject Plates – 4 panes of 50

6¢ Flag Issue
Washington, D.C. – Jan. 24 – 127,585,000 issuedgreen lithographed – red & dark blue engraved
Law and Order Issue
Washington, D.C. – May 17 – 130,125,000 issuedred, grayish blue & black engraved
Father Jacques Marquette
Sault Ste. Marie, MI – Sep. 20 – 132,560,000 issuedgreen & brown lithographed – black engraved

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

Leif Erikson
Seattle, WA – Oct. 9 – 128,710,000 issuedlt. brn offset – metallic brn engraved (Rotary Currency Press)
John Trumbull
New Haven, CT – Oct. 18 – 128,295,000 issuedmuted yellow & red offset – black engraved
Arkansas River Navigation
Little Rock, AR – Oct. 1 – 132,265,000 issuedtwo shades of blue lithographed – black engraved
Waterfowl Conservation
Cleveland, OH – Oct. 24 – 142,245,000 issuedon ivory paper – blue, green, yellow & red offset – black engraved
Chief Joseph – American Indian Issue
Washington, D.C. – Nov. 4, 1968 – 125,100,000 issuedred & yellow then black & blue tones offset – brown engraved

Commemorative Stamps of 1968 contd.

Walt Disney
Marceline, MO – Sep. 11 – 153,015,000 issuedPhotogravure – Perf 12 – 400 Subjects
Opening of the Cherokee Strip
Ponca, OK – Oct. 15 – 124,775,000 issuedRotary Press – Perf 11×10½ – 200 Subject EE Plates
“Angel Gabriel” by Jan van Eyck
D.C. – Nov. 1 – 1,410,580,000 issued1st Multi-color Huck – Perf 11 – 50 Subjects

The Air Mail Stamps of 1968

Giori Press – Perf 11 – 200 Subject Plates.

50-Star Runway – Air Mail Stamp
San Francisco, CA – Jan. 5, 1968Rotary Press – Perf 11 x 10½ – 400 Subject
U.S. Air Mail Service 50th Anniv.
Washington, D.C. – May 15, 1968more than 60 million issued
Stylized “USA and Jet” Air Mail
New York, NY – Nov. 22, 1968

Regular Issue:

See also: Prominent Americans Issue for varieties and designs.
Scott 1045a – 12¢ Benjamin Harrison (from the 1954 "Liberty" Series) – Tagged – May 6, 1968
Scott 1278 – 1¢ Thomas Jefferson, Portrait by R. Peale – Designer: Robert Geissmann – Engraver: E. R. Felver
Scott 1278a – 1¢ Thomas Jefferson – Booklet Pane of 8 – Tagged; Shiny and Dull Gum – Jan. 12, 1968
Scott 1299 – 1¢ Thomas Jefferson – Coil Stamp – Perf 10 Vertically – Tagged – Jan. 12, 1968
Scott 1280a – 2¢ Frank Lloyd Wright – Booklet Pane of 5 + Label – Jan. 8, 1968
Scott 1284c – 6¢ Franklin D. Roosevelt – Type I – Booklet Pane of 5 + Label – Jan. 9, 1968
Scott 1305 – 6¢ Franklin D. Roosevelt – Type II – Perf 10 Coil – Tagged – Feb. 28, 1968
Scott 1338 – 6¢ Flag Issue – Tagged
Scott 1338k – 6¢ Flag Issue – Pair – Imperforate Between – Tagged
Scott 1338m – 6¢ Flag Issue – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1338s – 6¢ Flag Issue – Red Missing – from Foldover – Unique
Scott 1338v – 6¢ Flag Issue – All color Omitted
Scott 1288 – 15¢ Oliver Wendell Holmes – Designer: Richard Hurd – Engraver: J. S. Creamer – March 8, 1968
Scott 1291 – 30¢ John Dewey – Designer: Richard L. Clark – Engraver: E. P. Archer – Oct. 21, 1968
Scott 1292 – 40¢ Thomas Paine – Designer: R. Geissmann – Engraver: A. W. Dintaman – Jan. 29, 1968
Scott 1293 – 50¢ Lucy Stone – Designer: Mark English – Engraver: E. R. Felver – Aug. 13, 1968

Commemoratives:

Scott 1339 – 6¢ Illinois Farm House and Grain Field – Tagged – Designer: George Barford – Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1339a – 6¢ Illinois Farm House and Grain Field – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1340 – 6¢ Map & "Geodesic" Lines Converging at San Antonio, Tagged – Designer: L. Macouillard – Engraver: E. R. Felver
Scott 1340a – 6¢ Map & "Geodesic" Lines Converging at San Antonio – White Omitted
Scott 1341 – $1 Eagle Holding Airlift Pennant – Untagged – Designer: Stevan Dohanos – Engraver: E. P. Archer
Scott 1342 – 6¢ Youth – Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks – Tagged – Designer: Edward Vebell – Engraver: E. P. Archer
Scott 1342a – 6¢ Youth – Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1343 – 6¢ Policeman Instructing Boy – Tagged – Designer: Ward Brackett – Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1343a – 6¢ Policeman Instructing Boy – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1344 – 6¢ Weathervane with Eagle – Tagged – Designer: Norman Todhunter – Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1344a – 6¢ Weathervane with Eagle – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1354a – strip of 10 – Scott 1345-1354 – Designer: Robert J. Jones – Engraver: R. G. Culin
Scott 1354c – strip of 10 – Scott 1345-1354 – imperforate
Scott 1354d – strip of 10 – Scott 1345-1354 – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1345 – 6¢ Fort Moultrie Flag – 1776 – Tagged – Designer: Robert J. Jones – Engraver: R. G. Culin
Scott 1345b – 6¢ Fort Moultrie Flag – 1776 – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1346 – 6¢ Fort McHenry Flag – 1795-1818 – Tagged – Designer: Robert J. Jones – Engraver: R. G. Culin
Scott 1346b – 6¢ Fort McHenry Flag – 1795-1818 – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1347 – 6¢ Washington’s Cruisers Flag – 1775 – Tagged – Designer: Robert J. Jones – Engraver: R. G. Culin
Scott 1347b – 6¢ Washington’s Cruisers Flag – 1775 – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1348 – 6¢ Bennington Flag – 1777 – Tagged – Designer: Robert J. Jones – Engraver: R. G. Culin
Scott 1348b – 6¢ Bennington Flag – 1777 – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1349 – 6¢ Rhode Island Flag – 1775 – Tagged – Designer: Robert J. Jones – Engraver: R. G. Culin
Scott 1349b – 6¢ Rhode Island Flag – 1775 – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1350 – 6¢ First Stars and Stripes – 1777 – Tagged – Designer: Robert J. Jones – Engraver: R. G. Culin
Scott 1350b – 6¢ First Stars and Stripes – 1777 – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1351 – 6¢ Bunker Hill Flag – 1775 – Tagged – Designer: Designer: Robert J. Jones – Engraver: R. G. Culin
Scott 1351b – 6¢ Bunker Hill Flag – 1775 – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1352 – 6¢ Grand Union Flag – 1776 – Tagged – Designer: Designer: Robert J. Jones – Engraver: R. G. Culin
Scott 1352b – 6¢ Grand Union Flag – 1776 – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1353 – 6¢ Philadelphia Light Horse Flag – Tagged – 1775 – Designer: Robert J. Jones – Engraver: R. G. Culin
Scott 1353b – 6¢ Philadelphia Light Horse Flag – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1354 – 6¢ First Navy Jack – 1775 – Tagged – Designer: Robert J. Jones – Engraver: R. G. Culin
Scott 1354b – 6¢ First Navy Jack – 1775 – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1355 – 6¢ Walt Disney, Cartoonist – Tagged – Designer: C. Robert Moore – this stamp was not engraved
Scott 1355a – 6¢ Walt Disney – Ocher Omitted
Scott 1355b – 6¢ Walt Disney – Vertical Pair Imperforate Horizontally
Scott 1355c – 6¢ Walt Disney – Imperforate Pair
Scott 1355d – 6¢ Walt Disney – Black Omitted
Scott 1355e – 6¢ Walt Disney – Horizontal Pair Imperforate Between
Scott 1355f – 6¢ Walt Disney – Blue Omitted
Scott 1355g – 6¢ Walt Disney – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1356 – 6¢ Marquette and Joliet Exploring the Mississippi – Tagged – Designer: Stanley W. Galli – Engraver: E. P. Archer
Scott 1356a – 6¢ Marquette and Joliet Exploring the Mississippi – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1357 – 6¢ Rifle, Powder Horn, Knife and Tomahawk Pipe – Tagged – Designer: L. Macouillard – Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1357a – 6¢ Rifle, Powder Horn, Knife and Tomahawk Pipe – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1358 – 6¢ Ship’s Wheel, Barge and Electric Tower – Tagged – Designer: Dean Ellis – Engraver: E. P. Archer
Scott 1358a – 6¢ Ship’s Wheel, Barge and Electric Tower
Scott 1359 – 6¢ Leif Erikson Viking Explorer – Tagged – Designer: Kurt Weiner – Engraver: E. P. Archer
Scott 1360 – 6¢ Racing for Oklahoma Homesteads – Tagged – Designer: Norman Todhunter – Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1360a – 6¢ Racing for Oklahoma Homesteads – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1361 – 6¢ Detail from The Battle of Bunker Hill – Tagged – Designer: Robert J. Jones – Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1361a – 6¢ Detail from The Battle of Bunker Hill– Tagging Omitted
Scott 1361b – 6¢ Detail from The Battle of Bunker Hill– Black Missing from Foldover
Scott 1362 – 6¢ Wood Ducks in Flight – Tagged – Designer: Stanley W. Galli – Engraver: E. P. Archer
Scott 1362a – 6¢ Wood Ducks in Flight – Vertical Pair Imperforate Between
Scott 1362b – 6¢ Wood Ducks in Flight – Red and Dark Blue Omitted
Scott 1362c – 6¢ Wood Ducks in Flight – Red Omitted
Scott 1363 – 6¢ Angel Gabriel from The Annunciation by Jan van Eyck – Tagged – Designer: R. J. Jones – Engraver: E. R. Felver
Scott 1363a – 6¢ Angel Gabriel from The Annunciation – Untagged – Nov. 2, 1968
Scott 1363b – 6¢ Angel Gabriel from The Annunciation – Imperforate Pair – Tagged
Scott 1363c – 6¢ Angel Gabriel from The Annunciation – Light Yellow Omitted
Scott 1363d – 6¢ Angel Gabriel from The Annunciation – Imperforate Pair – Untagged
Scott 1364 – 6¢ Portrait of Chief Joseph by Cyrenius Hall – Tagged – Designer: W. D. Richard – Engraver: E. R. Felver
Scott 1364a – 6¢ Portrait of Chief Joseph – Tagging Omitted.

Air Mail:

Scott C72 – 10¢ 50 Star Runway Air Mail Stamp – Tagged – Jan. 5, 1968
Scott C72b – 10¢ 50 Star Runway Air Mail – Booklet Pane of 8 – Feb. 15, 1968
Scott C72c – 10¢ 50 Star Runway Air Mail – Booklet Pane of 5 + "Mail Early" Tab – Jan. 6, 1968
Scott C72c – 10¢ 50 Star Runway Air Mail – Booklet Pane of 5 + "ZIP" Tab – Jan. 6, 1968
Scott C72d – 10¢ 50 Star Runway Air Mail – Vertical Pair Imperforate – From Booklet Pane
Scott C72e – 10¢ 50 Star Runway Air Mail – Tagging Omitted
Scott C72f – 10¢ 50 Star Runway Air Mail – Booklet Pane of 8 – Tagging Omitted
Scott C73 – 10¢ 50 Star Runway Air Mail – Coil Perf 10 Vertically – Tagged – Jan. 5, 1968
Scott C73a – 10¢ 50 Star Runway Air Mail – Imperforate Pair from coil stamp – Tagged
Scott C74 – 10¢ Jenny – 50th Anniv. of U.S. Air Mail Service – Tagged – May 15, 1968 – Designer: Hordur Karlsson
Scott C74b – 10¢ Jenny – 50th Anniversary of U.S. Air Mail Service – Tagging Omitted
Scott C75 – 20¢ Stylized USA and Jet Air Mail Stamp – Tagged – Nov. 22, 1968 – Designer: John Larrecq
Scott C75a – 20¢ Stylized USA and Jet Air Mail Stamp – Tagging Omitted.

Special Delivery:

There were no new Special Delivery stamps issued in 1968.

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