Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1970

President: Richard M. Nixon · Postmaster General: Winton M. Blount.
Domestic Letter Rate: 6¢ per oz. · Postcard Rate: 5¢ · Air Mail Rate: 10¢ per oz.
Regular Stamps of 1965-1978 – The Prominent Americans.

Natural History Issue of 1970

New York, NY – May 6, 1970 – Tagged – Perf 11 – 128 Subject Plates – 4 panes of 32 – 201,794,200 issued.
Two shades of yellow followed by red & blue by offset lithography – two shades of brown engraved (Giori press).

American Bald Eagle African Elephant Herd
Haida Ceremonial Canoe The Age of Reptiles

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

Maine Statehood – 150th Anniversary
Portland. ME – July 9 – 171,850,000 issuedyellow, blue, red & black offset – black engraved
South Carolina Settlement – 300th
Charleston, SC – Sep. 12 – 135,895,000 issuedbrown & yellow offset – red & black engraved
Fort Snelling – 150th Anniversary
Fort Snelling, MN – Oct. 17 – 134,795,000 issuedyellow, brn, red & blue offset – blk & green engraved
Edgar Lee Masters
Petersburg, IL – Aug. 22 – 137,660,000 issuedlight brown offset – black engraved
Landing of the Pilgrims – 350th Anniv.
Plymouth, MA – Nov. 21 – 129,785,000 issuedorange, yellow, red & blue offset – black & dark brown engraved

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

American Buffalo
Custer, SD – July 20 – 142,205,000 issuedRotary Press – Perf 11 x 10½ – 200 Subject EE Plates
Women’s Suffrage 50th Anniversary
Adams, MA – Aug. 26, 1970135,125,000 issued
The Stone Mountain Memorial
Stone Mountain, GA – Sep. 19, 1970132,675,000 issued

Anti-Pollution Issue of 1970

San Clemente, CA – Oct. 28, 1970 – Photogravure (Guilford press) – Perf 11 x 10½ – 200 Subject Plates – 161,600,000 issued.

Save Our SoilGlobe and Wheat Save Our SoilGlobe and City Playground
Save Our SoilGlobe and Bluegill Save Our SoilGlobe and Seagull

Antique Christmas Toys – 1970

Washington, D.C. – Nov. 5, 1970 – Photogravure – Perf 11 x 10½ – 200 Subject – 489,255,000 issued.

Cast Iron Locomotive Toy Horse on Wheels
Mechanical Tricycle Doll Carriage

Traditional Christmas Issue of 1970

Washington, D.C. – Nov. 5, 1970 – Photogravure (Guilford press) – Perf 10½ x 11 – 200 Subject Plates – 683,730,000 issued.

“The Nativity” by Lorenzo Lotto
Type I – Blurry Image with "Snowflakes" – No Gum Breakers
Traditional 1970 Christmas Issue
Type II – Sharper Image Without "Snowflakes" – with Gum Breakers

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

The Disabled American Veterans & the Prisoners of War stamps were issued as a setenant pair.

United Nations – 25th Anniv.
New York, NY – Nov. 20, 1970 – 127,610,000 issuedred and blue offset – black engraved
DAV – 50th Anniversary
Cincinnati, OH – Nov. 24, 1970 – 134,380,000 issuedyellow, blue, red & brn offset – red & blue bars engraved
Honoring U.S. Servicemen
Cincinnati, OH – Nov. 24, 1970 – 134,380,000 issuedred, blue and black engraved

Regular Issue:

see: Prominent Americans Issue
Scott 1338D – 6¢ Flag Issue – Multicolor Huck Press – Perf 11 x 10½ – 100 Subject Plates – Tagged – Aug. 7, 1970
Scott 1338De – 6¢ Flag Issue – Multicolor Huck Press – Perf 11 x 10½ – Horizontal Pair Imperforate Between
Scott 1338Dn – 6¢ Flag Issue – Multicolor Huck Press – Perf 11 x 10½ – Tagging Omitted.

Commemoratives:

Scott 1387 – 6¢ American Bald Eagle – Tagged – Designer: Walter Richards – Engraver: E. P. Archer
Scott 1387b – 6¢ American Bald Eagle – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1388 – 6¢ African Elephant Herd – Tagged – Designer: Dean Ellis – Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1388b – 6¢ African Elephant Herd – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1389 – 6¢ Tlingit Chief and Ceremonial Canoe – Tagged – Designer: Paul Rabut – Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1389b – 6¢ Tlingit Chief and Ceremonial Canoe – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1390 – 6¢ Dinosaurs from the Jurassic Period – Tagged – Designer: Robert J. Jones – Engraver: E. R. Felver
Scott 1390b – 6¢ Brontosaurus, Stegosaurus and Allosaurus from the Jurassic Period – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1391 – 6¢ "The Lighthouse at Two Harbors, Maine" by Edward Hopper – Tagged – Designer: S. Dohanos – Engraver: E. R. Felver
Scott 1391a – 6¢ "The Lighthouse at Two Harbors, Maine" by Edward Hopper – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1392 – 6¢ American Buffalo – Tagged – Designer: Lougheed – Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1405 – 6¢ Edgar Lee Masters – Tagged- American Poet – Designer: Fred Otnes – Engraver: E. P. Archer
Scott 1405a – 6¢ Edgar Lee Masters – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1406 – 6¢ Suffragettes from 1929 and a Contemporary Voter – Tagged – Designer: W. Brackett – Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1407 – 6¢ Symbols of South Carolina – Tagged – Designer: George Samerjan – Engraver: E. P. Archer
Scott 1408 – 6¢ R. E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and Stonewall Jackson – Tagged – Designer: Robert Hallock – Engraver: E. R. Felver
Scott 1409 – 6¢ Keelboat and Teepees at Fort Snelling, MN – Tagged – Designer: David K. Stone – Engraver: E. P. Archer
Scott 1409a – 6¢ Keelboat and Teepees at Fort Snelling, MN – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1410 – 6¢ Globe and Wheatfield – Tagged – Designer: Arnold Copeland – Printer: Guilford Gravure, Inc.
Scott 1411 – 6¢ Globe and City – Tagged – Designer: Arnold Copeland – Printer: Guilford Gravure, Inc.
Scott 1412 – 6¢ Globe and Bluegill – Tagged – Designer: Arnold Copeland – Printer: Guilford Gravure, Inc.
Scott 1413 – 6¢ Globe and Seagull – Tagged – Designer: Arnold Copeland – Printer: Guilford Gravure, Inc.
Scott 1414 – 6¢ "Nativity" by Lorenzo Lotto – Slightly Blurred Image & "Snowflakes" – Tagged – Designer: Howard C. Mildner
Scott 1414a – 6¢ "Nativity" by Lorenzo Lotto – Precancelled in Duller Gray
Scott 1414b – 6¢ "Nativity" by Lorenzo Lotto – Black Omitted
Scott 1414c – 6¢ "Nativity" by Lorenzo Lotto – Precancelled – Blue Omitted
Scott 1414d – 6¢ "Nativity" by Lorenzo Lotto – Type II – Sharper Image – Shiny Paper – No "Snowflakes"
Scott 1414e – 6¢ "Nativity" by Lorenzo Lotto – Type II – Precancelled in Full Black

Note: The “Tin and Cast-iron Locomotive” stamp was designed by Stevan Dohanos from a drawing of a locomotive by Charles Hemming;
the “Toy Horse on Wheels”, “Toy Tricycle” and “Doll Carriage” stamps from "Golden Age of Toys" by Jac Fondin and Jean Remise
Scott 1415 – 6¢ Tin and Cast-iron Locomotive – Tagged
Scott 1415a – 6¢ Tin and Cast-iron Locomotive – Tagged – Precancelled
Scott 1415b – 6¢ Tin and Cast-iron Locomotive – Tagged – Black Omitted
Scott 1415c – 6¢ Tin and Cast-iron Locomotive – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1416 – 6¢ Toy Horse on Wheels – Tagged
Scott 1416a – 6¢ Toy Horse on Wheels – Tagged – Precancelled
Scott 1416b – 6¢ Toy Horse on Wheels – Tagged – Black Omitted
Scott 1416c – 6¢ Toy Horse on Wheels and 6¢ Doll Carriage – Imperforate Pair
Scott 1417 – 6¢ Toy Tricycle – Tagged
Scott 1417a – 6¢ Toy Tricycle – Tagged – Precancelled
Scott 1417b – 6¢ Toy Tricycle – Tagged – Black Omitted
Scott 1417c – 6¢ Toy Tricycle – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1418 – 6¢ Doll Carriage – Tagged
Scott 1418a – 6¢ Doll Carriage – Tagged – Precancelled
Scott 1418d – 6¢ Doll Carriage – Tagged – Black Omitted
Scott 1419 – 6¢ U.N. and Emblem – Tagged – Designer: Arnold Copeland – Engraver: A. Saavedra
Scott 1419a – 6¢ U.N. and Emblem – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1420 – 6¢ Pilgrims with Mayflower in Bay – Tagged – Designer: Mark English – Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1420a – 6¢ Pilgrims with Mayflower in Bay – Orange Yellow Omitted
Scott 1420b – 6¢ Pilgrims with Mayflower in Bay – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1421 – 6¢ Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Emblem – Tagged – Designer: Stevan Dohanos – Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1421b – 6¢ Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Emblem – Tagging Omitted
Scott 1422 – 6¢ Honoring U.S. Servicemen – Prisoner of War/Missing in Action – Tagged – Designer: Stevan Dohanos – Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1422b – 6¢ Honoring U.S. Servicemen – Prisoner of War/Missing in Action – Tagging Omitted.

Air Mail and Special Delivery stamps:

There were no new Air Mail or Special Delivery stamps issued in 1970.

Sidebar