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1961
Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1961
Presidents: Jan.1 - Jan. 20: Dwight David Eisenhower · Jan. 20 - Dec. 31: John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Postmasters General: Jan. 1 - Jan. 20: Arthur E. Summerfield· Jan. 21 - Dec. 31: J. Edward Day
Domestic Letter Rate: 4¢ per oz. · Postcard Rate: 3¢ · Air Mail Rate: 7¢ per oz.

Commemorative Postage Stamps of 1961
Rotary Press - Perf 10½ x 11 - 280 Subject Electric Eye Plates

Mahatma Gandhi - Apostle of Non-Violence
"Champion of Liberty" - Washington, D.C.
Jan. 26, 1961 - 112,966,000 issued
Horace Greely
Chappaqua, NY - Feb. 3, 1961
98,616,000 issued


Commemoratives - Perf 11 x 10½ - Rotary Press 200 Subject Electric Eye Plates

Firing on Fort Sumter Centennial
Charleston, SC - April 12 - 101,125,000 issued
Sen. George W. Norris of Nebraska
Washington, D.C. - July 11 - 110,810,000 issued
Naval Aviation 50th Anniversary
San Diego, CA - Aug. 20 - 116,995,000 issued


Commemoratives - Perf 10½ x 11 - Rotary Press 200 Subject Electric Eye Plates

Workmen's Compensation 50th Anniv.
Milwaukee, WI - Sep. 4 - 121,015,000 issued
Republic of China 50th Anniv.
Washington, D.C. - Oct. 10 - 110,620,000 issued
Naismith's Birth 100th Anniv.
Springfield, MA - Nov. 6 - 109,110,000 issued


Giori Press - Perf 11 - 200 Subject Plates

Mahatma Gandhi
"Champion of Liberty" - D.C. - Jan. 26
288 Subject Plates - 41,644,200 issued
Range Conservation
Salt Lake City, UT - Feb. 2, 1961
110,850,000 issued
Kansas Statehood 100th Anniversary
Council Grove, KS - May 10, 1961
106,210,000 issued

Frederic Remington's Birth 100th Anniv.
Washington, D.C. - Oct. 4, 1961 - 111,600,000 issued
Honoring the Nursing Profession
Washington, D.C. - Dec. 28, 1961 - 145,350,000 issued


The Air Mail Stamps of 1961
Giori Press - Perf 11 - 200 Subject Plates

15¢ Statue of Liberty Air Mail Stamp
Buffalo, NY - Jan. 13, 1961
13¢ Liberty Bell Air Mail Stamp
New York, NY - June 28, 1961


The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1961:

Commemoratives:
Scott 1144 - 4¢ American Credo - Quotation from Patrick Henry - Designer: Frank Conley - Engraver: R.J. Jones
Scott 1174 - 4¢ Mohandas K. Gandhi - Apostle of Non-violence
Scott 1175 - 8¢ Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi - Designer: Arnold Copeland - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1176 - 4¢ Range Conservation - Trail Boss Watching Over His Herd - Designed by Rudolph Wendelin from a drawing
by the American West artist Charles Marion Russell - Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 1177 - 4¢ Horace Greeley - Designed by Charles R. Chickering (BEP Artist) - Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1178 - 4¢ Fort Sumter, illus. the "Dictator" - 13" Model 1861 seacoast mortar - Designer: Chickering - Engraver: Dintaman
Scott 1183 - 4¢ 100th Anniversary of Kansas - The "Sunflower" State - Designer: C. Chickering - Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1184 - 4¢ Senator George William Norris and Norris Dam, Nebraska - Designer: C. Chickering - Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 1185 - 4¢ 50th Anniv. of Naval Aviation circa 1911 Curtiss A-1 - Designer: John Maas - Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1186 - 4¢ Scales of Justice Weighing Factory Vs Workman and Family - Designer: N. Todhunter - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1187 - 4¢ "The Smoke Signal" by American West Artist Remington - Designer: C. Chickering - Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1188 - 4¢ Sun Yat-Sen - Republic of China - Designer: C. Chickering - Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 1189 - 4¢ James Naismith (1861-1939) - Inventor of Basketball - Designer: C. Chickering - Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 1190 - 4¢ Honoring the Nursing Profession - Designer: Alfred C. Parker - Engraver: R. M. Bower

Air Mail:
Scott C62 - 13¢ Liberty Bell Air Mail Stamp
Scott C63 - 15¢ Statue of Liberty Air Mail Stamp

Special Delivery:
There were no new Special Delivery stamps issued in 1961.


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