Arago: Airlift Issue

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Airlift Issue

A 1-dollar airlift postage stamp for use on parcels to service members based overseas in any part of the world was first placed on sale at Seattle, Washington, on April 4, 1968.

Designed by Stevan Dohanos, a member of the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, the stamp's vignette is based on a late nineteenth-century woodcarving that is part of the index of American Design, National Gallery of Art, DC. The stamp was 0.84 by 1.44 inches in dimension and arranged horizontally. Initial printing quantity was unlimited. None of these stamps were phosphor coated. The stamp was lithographed/engraved (Giori).

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (March 14, 1968).


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