The Department issued this 3-cent Newspaper Boys commemorative stamp through the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, post office on October 4, 1952. A newspaper delivery boy is featured on the stamp's left, and to the right is a torch, grasped in a human hand, symbolizing free enterprise. A group of homes, depicting an average residential community, serves as a base and background for the stamp. The denomination "3c" and "US Postage" appear across the top in modified whiteface Roman. On the carrier bag used by the boy, the lettering, "Busy Boys…Better Boys" appears in dark Gothic. Centered between the figure and the torch, arranged in seven lines, is the wording "In recognition of the important service rendered their communities and their Nation by America's Newspaper Boys." The above wording is in dark Gothic, with the exception of "Newspaper Boys," which is in dark modified Roman.
This stamp was printed by the rotary process, electric-eye perforated, and issued in panes of fifty stamps each. An initial printing of 110 million copies of this stamp was authorized.
Postal Bulletin (August 26, 1952)