Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per oz.
Postcard Rate: 1¢
Air Mail Rate: 5¢ per oz.
Commemorative Postage Stamps of 1947
Rotary Press - Perf 11 x 10½ - 200 Subject Electric Eye Plates
Perf 10½ x 11 - Milan, Ohio - Feb. 11
400 Subject Plates - 156,540,510
New York, N.Y. - April 10, 1947
U.S. Postage Stamp Centenary
New York, N.Y. - May 17, 1947
Physicians of America
Atlantic City, N.J. - Jun. 9, 1947
Centenary of Utah Settlement
Salt Lake City - July 24, 1947
United States Frigate Constitution
FDC: on U.S. Frigate Constitution - Oct. 21, 1947
Everglades National Park
Florida City, Florida - December 5, 1947
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
Perf 11 x 10½ - 200 Subject Electric Eye Plates
25¢ Stratocruiser over the Bay Bridge
July 30, 1947
15¢ Lockheed Constellation over N.Y.
August 20, 1947
10¢ Martin 2-0-2 over Pan Am Building
August 30, 1947
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
There were no new Regular Issue stamps issued in 1947.
Number 945 - 3¢ Famous American Inventor Thomas Edison - Designer: William Roach - Engraver: C. T. Arlt
Number 946 - 3¢ Joseph Pulitzer Issue - Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr.
Number 947 - 3¢ Centenary of the U.S. Postage Stamp - Designer: Leon Helguera - Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Number 949 - 3¢ Physicians of America Issue - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Number 950 - 3¢ Centenary of Utah Settlement - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Number 951 - 3¢ 150th Anniversary of the U.S. Frigate Constitution - Designer: Andrew H. Hepburn - Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Number 952 - 3¢ Everglades National Park - Designer: R. L. Miller - Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Souvenir Sheet of 1947
Number 948 - 15¢ Centenary Anniversary of the U.S. Postage Stamp - Designer: R. L. Miller - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Number C33 - The 5¢ DC-4 Skymaster Air Mail Stamp of 1947 "wet printing"
Number C34 - The 10¢ Martin 2-0-2 over Pan American Union Building - wet and dry printings
Number C35 - The 15¢ Lockheed Constellation over New York Skyline - wet and dry printings
Number C36 - The 25¢ Stratocruiser over the Golden Gate Bridge - wet and dry printings
There were no new Special Delivery stamps issued in 1947.