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Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1945
Presidents: Jan. 1 - Apr. 12: Franklin D. Roosevelt · Apr. 12 - Dec. 31: Harry S Truman
Postmasters General: Jan. 1 - May 7: Frank C. Walker · May 8 - Dec. 31: Robert E. Hannegan
Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per oz. · Postcard Rate: 1¢ · Air Mail Rate: 8¢ per oz.

Commemorative Postage Stamps of 1945
Rotary Press - Perf 11 x 10½ - 200 Subject Electric Eye Plates (unless otherwise noted)

Centenary of Florida Statehood
Tallahassee, FL - March 3, 1945
61,617,350 issued
United Nations Conference Issue
San Francisco - April 25, 1945
75,474,350 issued
U.S. Troops Under Arc de Triomphe
Washington, D.C. - September 28, 1945
128,357,750 issued

1¢ Roosevelt Memorial - Hyde Park
Hyde Park, N.Y. - July 26, 1945
128,140,000 issued
2¢ Roosevelt - "Little" White House
Warm Springs, GA - Aug. 24, 1945
67,255,000 issued
3¢ Roosevelt Memorial - White House
Washington, D.C. - June 27, 1945
133,870,000 issued

The Navy Stamp
Annapolis, MD - Oct. 27, 1945
138,863,000 issued
The Coast Guard Stamp
New York, N.Y. - Nov. 10, 1945
111,616,700 issued
Centenary of Texas Statehood
Austin, TX - Dec. 29, 1945
170,640,000 issued

Marines at Iwo Jima
Perf 10½ x 11 - Washington, D.C. - July 11, 1945
137,321,000 issued
Alfred E. Smith
Perf 11 x 10½ - New York, N.Y. - Nov. 26, 1945
400 Subject Plates - 308,587,700 issued

Ordinary issue:
There were no new Regular Issue stamps issued in 1945.

Commemoratives:
Scott 927 - 3¢ Centenary of Florida Statehood
Designer: Wm. Roach - Engravers: Charles A. Brooks (vignette) · A. W. Christensen (lettering)

Scott 928 - 5¢ United Nations Conference Issue
Designer: V. McCloskey, Jr. - Engravers: C. A. Brooks (laurel leaves) · A. W. Christensen (lettering)

Scott 929 - 3¢ Marines Raising the Flag at Iwo Jima
Designer:V. McCloskey, Jr. - Engravers: C. A. Brooks (vignette) · E. H. Helmuth (lettering)

Scott 930 - 1¢ Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Stamp - Hyde Park
Designer: V. McCloskey, Jr. - Engravers: C. A. Brooks (portrait) · Matthew D. Fenton (vignette) · A. W. Christensen (lettering)

Scott 931 - 2¢ Roosevelt Memorial Stamp - The "Little White House"
Designer: William K. Schrage - Engravers: C. A. Brooks (portrait) · M. D. Fenton (vignette) · John S. Edmondson (lettering)

Scott 932 - 3¢ Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Stamp - The White House
Designer: Victor McCloskey, Jr. - Engravers: C. A. Brooks (portrait & vignette) · A. W. Christensen (lettering)

Scott 934 - 3¢ U.S. Troops Passing Under the Arc de Triomphe (Paris)
Designer: Wm. Roach - Engravers: C. A. Brooks (vignette) · J. S. Edmondson (lettering)

Scott 935 - 3¢ "Navy" Stamp - Sailors at Corpus Christi
Designer: Victor McCloskey, Jr. - Engravers: M. D. Fenton (vignette) · George L. Huber (lettering)

Scott 936 - 3¢ "Coast Guard" Stamp - Landing Craft and Supply Ship
Designer: Kenneth P. Riley - Modeler: W. K. Schrage - Engravers: E. R. Grove (vignette) · Charles A. Smith (lettering)

Scott 937 - 3¢ Alfred E. Smith - Governor of New York
Designer: V. McCloskey, Jr. - Engravers: Carl T. Arlt (portrait) · A. W. Christensen (lettering)

Scott 938 - 3¢ Centenary of Texas Statehood
Designer: Buchanan Winn - Modeler: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. - Engravers: E. R. Grove (vignette) · E. H. Helmuth (lettering)

"Lettering" refers to the lettering, numerals and, where applicable, the frame. Each engraver was assigned a portion of the stamp which emphasized his particular area of expertise. In practice, this meant the senior engravers were assigned the task of engraving the portrait or vignette and the less senior engravers the task of engraving the numerals, lettering and frame.

Air Mail:
There were no new Air Mail stamps issued in 1945.

Special Delivery:
There were no new Special Delivery stamps issued in 1945.

Suggested reading:
United States Postage Stamps 1945-1952 by Sol Glass


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