The Postal Service issued the 37-cent American Advances in Aviation commemorative stamps in ten designs in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of twenty on July 29, 2005, in Vienna, Virginia, and Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Phil Jordan of Falls Church, Virginia designed the stamps. Ashton-Potter (USA), Ltd. in the offset process, printed 110 million stamps.
The airplanes chosen for this issue depict American innovations and technological contributions to military, commercial, and general aviation during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. The stamp's illustration and the header design were painted by William S. Phillips, an award-winning historical aviation and landscape artist who also created the artwork for the 1997 Classic American Aircraft collection. Phillips was honored in 1986 with a one-man show of his work at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum.
Postal Bulletin (June 23, 2005).