Postage Stamps of the United States - 1949

Politics


President
Harry S Truman

Postmaster General
Jesse M. Donaldson

Music



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1949 "Scrapple from the Apple"

Postage Rates

Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per oz.

Postcard Rate: 1¢

Air Mail Rate: 6¢ per oz.


Stamps

Commemorative Postage Stamps of 1949
Rotary Press - Perf 11 x 10½ - 200 Subject Electric Eye Plates

Minnesota Territory Centennial
Saint Paul, MN - Mar. 3, 1949
99,190,000 issued

Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA - April 12, 1949
104,790,000 issued

Puerto Rico Election Issue
San Juan, PR - April. 27, 1949
108,805,000 issued

Tercentenary of Annapolis, Maryland
Annapolis, MD - May 23, 1949
107,340,000 issued

The Grand Army of the Republic
Indianapolis, IN - Aug. 29, 1949
117,020,000 issued

Author Edgar Allen Poe
Richmond, VA - Oct. 7, 1949
122,633,000 issued

The Air Mail Stamps of 1949
Rotary Press - Perf 11 x 10½ - 200 Subject Electric Eye Plates (unless noted otherwise)

6¢ DC-4 Skymaster
Perf 10½ x 11 - 400 Subjects
Jan. 18, 1949
5,070,095,200

Alexandria Bicentennial
Perf 11 x 10½ - 200 Subjects
May 11, 1949
75,085,000 Issued

6¢ DC-4 Skymaster
Perf 10 Horizontal Coil
Aug. 25, 1949
260,307,500

15¢ Globe and Doves
Perf 11 x 10½ - 200 Subjects
Oct. 7, 1949
36,613,100 Issued

10¢ Universal Postal Union
Nov. 18, 1949
21,061,300 Issued

25¢ Stratocruiser and Globe
Nov. 30, 1949
16,217,100 Issued

6¢ Wright Brothers Issue
Dec. 17, 1949
80,405,000 Issued

The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1949

Ordinary issue
There were no new Regular Issue stamps issued in 1949.

Commemoratives
Scott 981 - 3¢ Centennial of the Territory of Minnesota - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 982 - 3¢ 200th Anniv. of Washington & Lee University - Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. - Engraver: E. R. Grove
Scott 983 - 3¢ Puerto Rico Election Issue - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: G. A. Gundersen
Scott 984 - 3¢ Tercentenary of Annapolis, Maryland - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: G. A. Gundersen
Scott 985 - 3¢ Final Encampment of Grand Army of the Republic - Designer: C. R. Chickering - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 986 - 3¢ Famous American Author Edgar Allen Poe - Designer: William Roach - Engraver: R. M. Bower

Air Mail
Scott C39 - 6¢ DC-4 Skymaster of 1949 "wet printing"
Scott C39a - 6¢ DC-4 Skymaster "dry printing"
Scott C40 - 6¢ Alexandria, Virginia Bicentennial
Scott C41 - 6¢ DC-4 Skymaster Coil of 1949
Scott C42 - 10¢ Universal Postal Union Issue
Scott C43 - 15¢ Globe and Doves Carrying Messages
Scott C44 - 25¢ Boeing Stratocruiser and Globe
Scott C45 - 6¢ Wright Brothers Issue

Special Delivery
There were no new Special Delivery stamps issued in 1949.