United States Postage Stamps: 1933

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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.

Georgia Settlement: 200th Anniversary

Proclamation of Peace / Hasbrouck House: 150th Anniversary

Chicago Century of Progress: Fort Dearborn

Chicago Century of Progress: Federal Building

National Recover Act (NRA)

Byrd Antarctic Expedition II

General Kosciuszko


US Postage Stamps
1933


Georgia Settlement:
200th Anniversary
Proclamation of Peace / Hasbrouck House:
150th Anniversary
Chicago Century of Progress:
Fort Dearborn
Chicago Century of Progress:
Federal Building
National Recovery Act
Byrd Antarctic Expedition

General Kosciuszko