The 8-cent World Peace Through World Trade commemorative stamp was issued at the Washington, DC, post office on April 20, 1959. Designed by Robert Baker, a global symbol and a laurel spray dominate the stamp. The globe, located in the upper right of the design and showing latitudes and longitudes, is otherwise uncolored, except where the laurel spray overlaps. The inscription "World Peace Through World Trade" appears in the upper left in san serif italic Gothic, while the value "8c" and "U.S. Postage" are in the lower right in regular white Gothic.
The stamp was printed by the rotary process, electric-eye perforated, and issued in panes of fifty stamps each. An initial printing of forty million stamps was authorized.
Postal Bulletin (March 19, 1959)