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1963
Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1963
Presidents: Jan. 1 - Nov. 22: John Fitzgerald Kennedy Nov. 22 - Dec. 31: Lyndon Baines Johnson
Postmasters General: Jan. 1 - Sep. 30: J. Edward Day Sep. 30 - Dec. 31: John A. Gronowski
Domestic Letter Rate: Jan. 1 - Jan. 6: 4¢ per oz. Jan. 7 - Dec. 31: 5¢ per oz. · Postcard Rate: Jan. 1 - Jan. 6: 3¢ Jan. 7 - Dec. 31: 4¢
Air Mail Rate: Jan. 1 - Jan. 6: 7¢ per oz. Jan. 7 - Dec. 31: 8¢ per oz.

Postage Stamps of 1963
Rotary Press - Per 11 x 10½ - 200 Subject Electric Eye Plates




Andrew Jackson
NYC Regular Issue - March 22, 1963 - 400 Subjects
Eleanor Roosevelt - America's First Lady
D.C. - Oct. 11, 1963 - 133,170,000 issued
Cordell Hull - Secretary of State
Perf 10½ x 11 - Carthage, TN - Oct. 5 - 131,420,000


Giori Press - Perf 11 - 200 Subject Plates


5¢ Flag Over White House
D.C. - Jan. 9 - 400 Subject Plates
Battle of Gettysburg Centenary
Gettysburg, PA - July 1, 1963 - 79,905,000 issued

Carolina Charter Tercentenary
Edenton, NC - April 6, 1963 - 129,445,000 issued
West Virginia Statehood Centenary
Wheeling, WV - June 20, 1963 - 137,540,000 issued
Emancipation Proclamation Centenary
Chicago, IL - Aug. 16, 1963 - 132,435,000 issued

Food for Peace
Freedom From Hunger
D.C. - June 4 - 135,620,000 issued
Free City Mail Delivery
Washington, D.C. - Oct. 26, 1963
Tagged - 128,450,000 issued
1963 Christmas Issue
Santa Claus, IN - Nov. 1 1963 - 1,291,250,000 issued
John James Audubon
Henderson, KY - Dec. 7, 1963 - 175,175,000 issued

Alliance for Progress Issue
Washington, D.C. - Aug. 17, 1963 - 135,520,000 issued
National Academy of Science Centenary
Washington, D.C. - Oct. 14, 1963
139,195,000 issued
International Red Cross Centenary
Washington, D.C. - Oct. 29, 1963
118,665,000 issued


The Air Mail Stamps of 1963
Giori Press - Perf 11 - 200 Subject Plates
International Postal Conference
Montgomery Blair Air Mail Issue
Silver Spring, MD - May 3, 1963 - 42,245,000 issued
Bald Eagle Air Mail
Boston, MA - July 12, 1963
Rotary Press - Perf 11 x 10½ - 400 Subjects
Amelia Earhart
Lockheed Electra - 63,890,000 issued
Atchison, KS - July 24, 1963


The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1963:

Regular Issue:
Scott 1208 - 5¢ Flag Over White House - Not Tagged - Designer: Robert J. Jones - Engraver: R. M. Bower & Wm. R. Burnell - 1/9/63
Scott 1209 - 1¢ Andrew Jackson - Not Tagged - Designer: William Schrage - Engraver: R. M. Bower - 3/22/63
Scott 1213b - 5¢ George Washington (1962 Design) - Tagged
Scott 1213c - 5¢ George Washington - Booklet Pane of 8 - Tagged - Oct. 28, 1963
Scott 1225 - 1¢ Andrew Jackson - Coil Stamp Perf 10 Vertically - Not Tagged - May 31, 1963
Scott 1229a - 5¢ George Washington - Coil Stamp Perf 10 Vertically - Tagged - Oct. 28, 1963

Commemoratives:
Scott 1180 - 5¢ "Blue" and "gray" Soldiers Engaged in Battle - Designer: Roy Gjertson - Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1230 - 5¢ First Page of the Carolina Charter - Designer: Robert L. Miller - Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1231 - 5¢ Freedom From Hunger - A Stalk of Wheat - Designer: Stephen Dohanos - Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1232 - 5¢ Map of West Virginia and State Capitol - Designer: Dwight Mutchler - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1233 - 5¢ Severed Chain - Designer: Georg Olden
Scott 1234 - 5¢ Alliance for Progress Emblem - Designer: William Schrage - Engraver: M. D. Fenton
Scott 1235 - 5¢ Cordell Hull - Secretary of State 1933-1944 - Designer: Robert J. Jones - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1236 - 5¢ Eleanor Roosevelt - Designer: Robert L. Miller - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1237 - 5¢ "The Universe" - Designer: Antonio Frasconi - Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1238 - 5¢ Letter Carrier in 1863 - Tagged - Designer: Norman Rockwell - Engraver: C. A. Brooks
Scott 1238a - 5¢ Letter Carrier in 1863 - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1239 - 5¢ Cuban Refugees on the S.S. Morning Light - Designer: V. S. McCloskey - Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1240 - 5¢ The National Christmas Tree at the White House - Untagged - Designer: Lily Spandorf - Engraver: R. M. Bower
Scott 1240a - 5¢ The National Christmas Tree at the White House - Tagged
Scott 1241 - 5¢ "Columbia Jays" by Audubon - Designer: Robert L. Miller - Engraver: M. D. Fenton

Air Mail:
Scott C64a - 8¢ Jetliner Over Capitol Air Mail Stamp - Tagged - Aug. 1, 1963
Scott C66 - 15¢ Montgomery Blair (1813-1883) - Designer: Robert J. Jones
Scott C67 - 6¢ Bald Eagle Air Mail Stamp - Designer: V. S. McCloskey
Scott C68 - 8¢Amelia Earhart and Lockheed Electra (1898-1937) - Designer: Robert J. Jones

Special Delivery:
There were no new Special Delivery stamps issued in 1963.


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