Arago: 50th Anniversary Naval Aviation

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50th Anniversary Naval Aviation

The Department issued this 4-cent stamp through the San Diego, California, post office on August 20, 1961, to mark the 50th anniversary of Naval Aviation. Designed by John Maass, the stamp features a silhouette representation of the first naval airplane and the Naval Air insignia.

The stamp was printed by the rotary process, electric-eye perforated, and issued in panes of fifty stamps each. An initial printing of 100 million stamps was authorized.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (July 27, 1961).


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