Postage Stamps of the United States - 1947

Politics


President
Harry S Truman

Postmaster General
Jan. 1 - Dec. 15
Robert E. Hannegan
Dec. 16 - Dec. 31
Jesse M. Donaldson

Music



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1947 "Dont Learn That in School"

Postage Rates

Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per oz.

Postcard Rate: 1¢

Air Mail Rate: 5¢ per oz.


Stamps

Commemorative Postage Stamps of 1947
Rotary Press - Perf 11 x 10½ - 200 Subject Electric Eye Plates

Thomas Edison
Perf 10½ x 11 - Milan, Ohio - Feb. 11
400 Subject Plates - 156,540,510

Joseph Pulitzer
New York, N.Y. - April 10, 1947
120,452,600 issued

U.S. Postage Stamp Centenary
New York, N.Y. - May 17, 1947
127,104,300 issued

Physicians of America
Atlantic City, N.J. - Jun. 9, 1947
132,902,000 issued

Centenary of Utah Settlement
Salt Lake City - July 24, 1947
131,968,000 issued

United States Frigate Constitution
FDC: on U.S. Frigate Constitution - Oct. 21, 1947
131,488,000 issued

Everglades National Park
Florida City, Florida - December 5, 1947
122,362,000 issued

The Souvenir Sheet of 1947 - The Centenary International Philatelic Exhibition

100th Anniversary - United States Postage Stamps
May 19, 1947 - New York, N.Y. - 10,299,600 issued

Inscribed: 100TH ANNIVERSARY - UNITED STATES POSTAGE STAMPS
PRINTED BY THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT - BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING
UNDER AUTHORITY OF ROBERT E. HANNEGAN, POSTMASTER GENERAL
IN COMPLEMENT TO THE CENTENARY INTERNATIONAL PHILATELIC EXHIBITION
NEW YORK, N.Y., MAY 17 - 25, 1947

The Air Mail Stamps of 1947
Rotary Press - Perf 10½ x 11 - 400 Subject Electric Eye Plates

5¢ DC-4 Skymaster
March 26, 1947
971,903,700 issued

Perf 11 x 10½ - 200 Subject Electric Eye Plates

25¢ Stratocruiser over the Bay Bridge
July 30, 1947
132,956,100 issued

15¢ Lockheed Constellation over N.Y.
August 20, 1947
756,186,350 issued

10¢ Martin 2-0-2 over Pan Am Building
August 30, 1947
207,976,550 issued

These stamps were added to cover three new rates created by the Air Mail rate change of 1946. The 10¢ stamp paid the postage for a one ounce letter to Central and South America, the 15¢ stamp paid the postage for a one ounce letter to Europe and parts of the Middle East and the 25¢ stamp paid the postage for a one ounce letter to Asia, the South Pacific and parts of Africa. All three were issued using both the "wet" and "dry" printing methods.

The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1947

Ordinary issue
There were no new Regular Issue stamps issued in 1947.

Commemoratives
Scott 945 - 3¢ Famous American Inventor Thomas Edison - Designer: William Roach - Engraver: C. T. Arlt
Scott 946 - 3¢ Joseph Pulitzer Issue - Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr.
Scott 947 - 3¢ Centenary of the U.S. Postage Stamp - Designer: Leon Helguera - Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 949 - 3¢ Physicians of America Issue - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 950 - 3¢ Centenary of Utah Settlement - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 951 - 3¢ 150th Anniversary of the U.S. Frigate Constitution - Designer: Andrew H. Hepburn - Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 952 - 3¢ Everglades National Park - Designer: R. L. Miller - Engraver: A. W. Dintaman

Souvenir Sheet of 1947
Scott 948 - 15¢ Centenary Anniversary of the U.S. Postage Stamp - Designer: R. L. Miller - Engraver: C. A. Brooks

Air Mail
Scott C33 - The 5¢ DC-4 Skymaster Air Mail Stamp of 1947 "wet printing"
Scott C34 - The 10¢ Martin 2-0-2 over Pan American Union Building - wet and dry printings
Scott C35 - The 15¢ Lockheed Constellation over New York Skyline - wet and dry printings
Scott C36 - The 25¢ Stratocruiser over the Golden Gate Bridge - wet and dry printings

Special Delivery
There were no new Special Delivery stamps issued in 1947.