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Electronics Progress Issue

Four commemorative postage stamps pointing to Progress in Electronics were first placed on sale at New York City on July 10, 1973. There were four denominations — six cents, eight cents, eleven cents, and fifteen cents. The stamps were printed separately. Three of the stamps were for postal rates effective in the United States, Canada, and Mexico - six cents for post cards, eight cents for surface letters and eleven cents for air mail; fifteen cents was the surface letter rate and airmail post card rate beyond the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

The four stamps were designed by Walter and Naiad Einsel.

The 6-cent stamp was issued in sheets of fifty, with an initial printing of sixty million. The 8-cent stamp was issued in sheets of fifty, with an initial printing of 150 million. The 15-cent stamp was issued in sheets of fifty, with an initial printing of forty million.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (April 19, 1973).


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