United States Postage Stamps: 1933
The United States Post Office issued seven stamps along with two large souvenir sheets in 1933. An additional souvenir sheet featuring the 1933 Byrd Antarctic Expedition stamp was issued in 1934. This year and the following year featured some of the finest stamp designs ever produced and a period in which many stamps and souvenir sheets were made with an eye towards the stamp collecting market.
The 1933 stamp with the best design, and in my opinion, one of the best of all time was the Admiral Byrd Arctic Expedition II stamp that was issued to help pay for the expedition itself. Two stamps were issued to commemorate the Century of Progress International Exposition and were accompanied by two souvenir sheets featuring the same design. A very attractive airmail stamp was also issued for this event.
Other stamps issued in 1933 included the 200th anniversary of Georgia’s founding, a stamp commemorating General Kosciuszko, an important figure in the Revolutionary War, the Hasbrouck House where George Washington issued the “Proclamation of Peace” that ended the Revolutionary War and a stamp supporting the National Recovery Act.