Postage Stamps of the United States - 1944

Politics


President
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Postmaster General
Frank C. Walker

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1944 "Amor"

Postage Rates

Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per oz.

Postcard Rate: 1¢

Air Mail Rate
Jan. 1 - Mar. 25: 6¢ per oz.
Mar. 25 - Dec. 31: 8¢ per oz.

Special Delivery Rate
Jan. 1 - Oct. 31: 10¢
Nov. 1 - Dec. 31: 13¢ .


Stamps

Commemorative Postage Stamps of 1944
Rotary Press - Perf 11 x 10½ - 200 Subject Electric Eye Plates

Transcontinental Railroad Issue
San Francisco - May 10, 1944
61,303,000 issued

The Steamship Savannah
Kings Point, N.Y. - May 22, 1944
61,001,450 issued

Centenary of the Telegraph
Baltimore, MD - May 24, 1944
60,605,000 issued

The Corregidor Issue
Washington, D.C. - Sept. 27, 1944
50,129,350 issued

50th Anniversary of Motion Pictures
Hollywood, CA - New York, N.Y.
Oct. 31, 1944 - 53,479,400 issued

The Korea Overrun Countries Issue
Washington, D.C. - Nov. 2, 1944
14,999,646 issued - Perf 12

The Air Mail Stamp of 1944 - The 8¢ Twin-Motored Transport Plane
Rotary Press - Perf 11 x 10½ - 200 Subject Electric Eye Plates · See also - The Air Mail Stamps of 1941

8¢ Twin-Motored Transport Plane
March 21, 1944
1,744,878,650 issued

The Special Delivery Stamps of 1944
Rotary Press - Perf 11 x 10½ - 200 Subject Electric Eye Plates

13¢ Messenger on Motorcycle
October 30, 1944

17¢ Messenger on Motorcycle
October 30, 1944

Ordinary issue
There were no new Regular Issue stamps issued in 1944.

Commemoratives
Scott 921 - The 5¢ Flag Stamp - Korea See also: The Flags of the Overrun Countries of 1943
Scott 922 - 3¢ First Transcontinental Railroad Issue Designer: William A. Roach - Engravers: Carl T. Arlt (vignette) & A. W. Christensen (lettering)
Scott 923 - 3¢ S.S. Savannah, the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. - Engravers: C. A. Brooks (vignette) & J. T. Vail (lettering)
Scott 924 - 3¢ Centenary of the Telegraph Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. - Engravers: C. T. Arlt (vignette) & J. S. Edmondson (lettering)
Scott 925 - 3¢ Corregidor - Philippines Commemorative Designer: William Roach - Engravers: C. A. Brooks (vignette) & A. W. Christensen (lettering)
Scott 926 - 3¢ 50th Anniversary of Motion Pictures Designer: William Roach - Engravers: C. T. Arlt (vignette) - C.A. Smith & A. W. Christensen (lettering)

Air Mail
Scott C26 - 8� Twin-Motored Transport Plane Designer: William A. Roach · Engravers: J. R. Lowe (vignette) · J. S. Edmondson & J. T. Vail (lettering)

Special Delivery
Scott E17 - 13¢ Messenger on Motorcycle Special Delivery Stamp Designer: C. A. Huston - Engravers: L. S. Schofield (vignette) · E. M. Hall, J. S. Edmondson & A. W. Christensen (lettering)
Scott E18 - 17¢ Messenger on Motorcycle Special Delivery Stamp Designer: C. A. Huston - Engravers: L. S> Schofield (vignette) · E. M. Hall, J. S. Edmondson & A. W. Christensen (lettering)

Suggested reading
Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Stamps of the United States 1933-1945, by Brian C. Baur (Linn's 1993)