On July 1, 1934, the airmail rate dropped to six cents per ounce, requiring a new stamp issue. Alvin R. Meissner designed this issue, which was printed on a rotary press in plates of two hundred and cut into panes of fifty with perforations 10.5 x 11. The only changes from the previously issued winged globe airmail stamps were the color and denomination (see C12, 16, 17, and 24). The 6-cent dull orange issue was available the day before the new rate became effective. Although the post office did not authorize a first day of issue, the stamp was available at Baltimore, Maryland, on June 30.