1958 Eagle in Flight Plate Block of Four 5-Cent US Airmail Postage Stamps Mint Never Hinged


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These stamps were originally issued to meet an increase in the postage rate which became effective August 1, 1958. Although this new stamp was issued primarily for the convenience of people desiring to send souvenir post cards by air mail, it was valid for use in combination with other stamps on any mail intended for transmission by air.

Each stamp is 0.75 by 0.87 of an inch in dimension, arranged vertically, printed by the rotary process in red, and electric-eye perforated. The central design of the stamp is an artist’s conception of an American Eagle in flight, forming a silhouette against white billowing clouds and the shaded area of sky, which forms the outline of the stamp. Across the top of the stamp is the wording “Air Mail" in dark-face gothic. In the same style across the bottom appears “U. S. Postage.”

This stamp was first placed on sale at Colorado Springs, Colo., on July 31, 1958.

Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Perforations: 11 X 10 ½
Color: Rose red
Format: Plate block of 4 stamps

Condition: Mint never hinged.

We often have multiple copies of this item in stock; the plate number and/or position may vary.

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