Postage Stamps of the United States - 1945

Politics


President
Jan. 1 - Apr. 12
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Apr. 12 - Dec. 31
Harry S Truman

Postmaster General
Jan. 1 - May 7
Frank C. Walker
May 8 - Dec. 31
Robert E. Hannegan

Music



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1945 "A Kiss Goodnight"

Postage Rates

Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per oz.

Postcard Rate: 1¢

Air Mail Rate: 8¢ per oz. .


Stamps

Commemorative Postage Stamps of 1945
Rotary Press - Perf 11 x 10½ - 200 Subject Electric Eye Plates (unless otherwise noted)

Centenary of Florida Statehood
Tallahassee, FL - March 3, 1945
61,617,350 issued

United Nations Conference Issue
San Francisco - April 25, 1945
75,474,350 issued

U.S. Troops Under Arc de Triomphe
Washington, D.C. - September 28, 1945
128,357,750 issued

1¢ Roosevelt Memorial - Hyde Park
Hyde Park, N.Y. - July 26, 1945
128,140,000 issued

2¢ Roosevelt - "Little" White House
Warm Springs, GA - Aug. 24, 1945
67,255,000 issued

3¢ Roosevelt Memorial - White House
Washington, D.C. - June 27, 1945
133,870,000 issued

The Navy Stamp
Annapolis, MD - Oct. 27, 1945
138,863,000 issued

The Coast Guard Stamp
New York, N.Y. - Nov. 10, 1945
111,616,700 issued

Centenary of Texas Statehood
Austin, TX - Dec. 29, 1945
170,640,000 issued

Marines at Iwo Jima
Perf 10½ x 11 - Washington, D.C. - July 11, 1945
137,321,000 issued

Alfred E. Smith
Perf 11 x 10½ - New York, N.Y. - Nov. 26, 1945
400 Subject Plates - 308,587,700 issued

Ordinary issue
There were no new Regular Issue stamps issued in 1945.

Commemoratives
Scott 927 - 3¢ Centenary of Florida Statehood Designer: Wm. Roach - Engravers: Charles A. Brooks (vignette) · A. W. Christensen (lettering)
Scott 928 - 5¢ United Nations Conference Issue Designer: V. McCloskey, Jr. - Engravers: C. A. Brooks (laurel leaves) · A. W. Christensen (lettering)
Scott 929 - 3¢ Marines Raising the Flag at Iwo Jima Designer:V. McCloskey, Jr. - Engravers: C. A. Brooks (vignette) · E. H. Helmuth (lettering)
Scott 930 - 1¢ Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Stamp - Hyde Park Designer: V. McCloskey, Jr. - Engravers: C. A. Brooks (portrait) · Matthew D. Fenton (vignette) · A. W. Christensen (lettering)
Scott 931 - 2¢ Roosevelt Memorial Stamp - The "Little White House" Designer: William K. Schrage - Engravers: C. A. Brooks (portrait) · M. D. Fenton (vignette) · John S. Edmondson (lettering)
Scott 932 - 3¢ Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Stamp - The White House Designer: Victor McCloskey, Jr. - Engravers: C. A. Brooks (portrait & vignette) · A. W. Christensen (lettering)
Scott 934 - 3¢ U.S. Troops Passing Under the Arc de Triomphe (Paris) Designer: Wm. Roach - Engravers: C. A. Brooks (vignette) · J. S. Edmondson (lettering)
Scott 935 - 3¢ "Navy" Stamp - Sailors at Corpus Christi Designer: Victor McCloskey, Jr. - Engravers: M. D. Fenton (vignette) · George L. Huber (lettering)
Scott 936 - 3¢ "Coast Guard" Stamp - Landing Craft and Supply Ship Designer: Kenneth P. Riley - Modeler: W. K. Schrage - Engravers: E. R. Grove (vignette) · Charles A. Smith (lettering)
Scott 937 - 3¢ Alfred E. Smith - Governor of New York Designer: V. McCloskey, Jr. - Engravers: Carl T. Arlt (portrait) · A. W. Christensen (lettering)
Scott 938 - 3¢ Centenary of Texas Statehood Designer: Buchanan Winn - Modeler: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. - Engravers: E. R. Grove (vignette) · E. H. Helmuth (lettering)

"Lettering" refers to the lettering, numerals and, where applicable, the frame. Each engraver was assigned a portion of the stamp which emphasized his particular area of expertise. In practice, this meant the senior engravers were assigned the task of engraving the portrait or vignette and the less senior engravers the task of engraving the numerals, lettering and frame.

Air Mail
There were no new Air Mail stamps issued in 1945.

Special Delivery
There were no new Special Delivery stamps issued in 1945.

Suggested reading
United States Postage Stamps 1945-1952 by Sol Glass