Sunday, August 14, 2016


J-29 May 7, 1971 issue is the new rate 11 cents Airmail stamp. This stamp was issued in sheet, coil, and booklet pane form. The painting is of an eagle—with an elongated cent commemorating the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Airmail service. A matching mint stamp is mounted in the reverse of the cover.

J-35 July 1, 1971 marked the complete transition from the Post Office Department to the United States Postal Service, with a special stamp issued simultaneously throughout the United States on that day. Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, PA, added the First Day of Issue to their cancellations. Our covers were serviced in Washington. The painting is of the main portion of the new Postal Service emblem and the numis is the official bronze Postal Service medallion. A mint stamp is mounted in the reverse of the cover. 25 produced.

J-65 September 1, 1972 Post Card honoring John Hanson, First “President of the United States in Congress Assembled,” elected on November 5, 1781. Under Hanson’s leadership, the United States made treaties of peace and alliance, contracted loans, received and sent ambassadors. It also established a Federal Bank, standard currency, a standing army, and the Post Office Department. It was Hanson’s administration that adopted the Great Seal of the United States and declared the last Thursday in November as a day of thanksgiving. The office of President of the United States was not officially created until the Constitution was adopted, and George Washington became our “official” First President of the United States. The painting is of a carved wooden eagle bearing a banner with 13 gold stars. The numis is a BU 1972D Washington quarter. 50 produced. Scott #UX64

J-85-3 On July 26, 1985, a stamp honoring the many Americans who served during the Korean War was released. When North Korea invaded South Korea in 1950, the UN asked its member nations to give military aid to South Korea… more than 90% of the troops, military equipment, and supplies were provided by the U.S. By the end of the ‘police action’ (war had never been officially declared) more than 50,000 Americans had been killed, 100,000 wounded, and 5,000 captured or missing. The painting is of the American Eagle, the Washington quarter the numis—a tribute to our veterans. 35 produced, 1 with Korean coin.

J-85-6 On April 29, 1985, the USPS issued a $10.75 “Eagle and Moon” Express Mail booklet in San Francisco, CA. The painting is the head of a bald eagle and the numis is a silver dollar mounted in the envelope with the Eagle showing on the front. The number produced is unrecorded. Scott 2122.