United States Postage Stamps: 1947

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United States Postage Stamps: 1947

The United States Post Office issued seven commemorative stamps in 1947.  Probably the one of most importance to stamp collectors is the 100th anniversary of the first US stamp issue.  This included a standard three cent stamp that paid the domestic letter rate, and a striking two stamp souvenir sheet that reproduced the first two stamps ever issued, the five cent Benjamin Franklin and the ten cent George Washington.  Other stamps issued that year included stamps commemorating the 150th anniversary of the US Frigate Constitution, one of the original ships built by the United States navy, the 100th anniversary of the first Utah settlements, the Everglades National Park, Joseph Pulitzer, the 100th anniversary of the American Medical Association and a stamp in the continuing Famous Americans series honoring inventor Thomas Edison.

Thomas Edision: 100th Anniversary

Joseph Pulitzer: 100th Anniversary

US Postage Stamp Centennial

US Postage Stamp Centennial Souvenir Sheet

The Doctors / AMA: 100th Anniversary

Utah Settlement: 100th Anniversary

USS Constitution: 150th Anniversary

Everglades National Park

 


US Postage Stamps
1947


Thomas Edison:
100th Anniversary
Joseph Pulitzer:
100th Anniversary
US Postage Stamps:
100th Anniversary

US Postage Stamps: 100th Anniversary Souvenir Sheet

The Doctors /
AMA: 100th Anniversary
Utah Settlement:
100th Anniversary
USS Constitution:
100th Anniversary

Everglades
National Park