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1969
Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1969
Presidents: Jan. 1 - Jan. 20: Lyndon Baines Johnson Jan. 20 - Dec. 31: Richard M. Nixon
Postmasters General: Jan. 1 - Jan. 22: W. Marvin Watson Jan. 22 - Dec. 31: Winton M. Blount
Domestic Letter Rate: 6¢ per oz. Postcard Rate: 5¢ Air Mail Rate: 10¢ per oz.
Regular Stamps of 1965-1978 - The Prominent Americans

Beautification of America Issue
Tagged - Perf 11 - 200 Subject Plates - 4 panes of 50
Yellow & orange followed by red & green by lithography (offset) - Blue by Giori (engraved)

Plant for More Beautiful Cities
D.C. - Jan. 16 - 102,570,000 issued
Plant for More Beautiful Parks
D.C. - Jan. 16 - 102,570,000 issued
More Beautiful Highways
D.C. - Jan. 16 - 102,570,000 issued
Plant for More Beautiful Streets
D.C. - Jan. 16 - 102,570,000 issued


Commemorative Stamps of 1969
Offset (Litho) and Engraved (Giori Press) - Tagged - Perf 11 - 200 Subject Plates - 4 panes of 50

W. C. Handy - Father of the Blues
Memphis, TN - May 17 - 125,555,000 issued
purple offset - lt. red & lt. blue engraved
John Wesley Powell - Explorer
Page, AZ - Aug. 1 - 133,100,000 issued
ocher & blue offset - brown & blue engraved
Alabama Statehood Sesquicentennial
Huntsville, AL - Aug. 2 - 136,900,000 issued
pink, yellow & red offset - red, brown & grn. engraved

American Legion - 50th Anniversary
D.C.- March 15 - 148,770,000 issued
red, white & blue shield offset - other colors engraved
"Grandma" Anna Maty Robertson Moses
D.C. - May 1 - 139,475,000 issued
yellow, red, green & blue offset - blue & black engraved
Settlement of California 200th Anniv.
San Diego, CA - July 16 - 144,425,000 issued
blue & lt. brown offset - dark brown & red engraved





Hope for the Crippled Issue
Columbus, OH - Nov. 20 - Tagged - 124,565,000 issued
yellow, grn, blue & red offset - wht, blue & blk engraved
Professional Baseball Centenary
Cincinnati, OH - Sep. 24 - Tagged - 129,925,000 issued
yellow, red, grn & blk offset - blk engraved (RCA)
Intercollegiate Football Centenary
New Brunswick, NJ - Sep. 26 - Tagged - 129,860,000
green offset - red engraved (RCA press)


11th International Botanical Congress Issue - Seattle, WA - Aug. 24 - Sep. 2, 1969
Tagged - Perf 11 - 200 Subject Plates - 4 panes of 50
Yellow, blue, red & green by offset (2 passes) - black, orange & pink engraved (Giori)

Northwest Douglas Fir
Seattle, WA - Aug. 23 - 158,695,000 issued
Northeast Lady's Slipper
Seattle, WA - Aug. 23 - 158,695,000 issued
Southwest Ocotillo
Seattle, WA - Aug. 23 - 158,695,000 issued
Southeast Franklinia
Seattle, WA - Aug. 23 - 158,695,000 issued


Commemorative Stamps of 1969
Giori Press (Engraved) - Tagged - Perf 11



Earthrise as Viewed from Moon
Houston, TX - May 5, 1969
200 Subject Plates - 187,165,000 issued
Dwight David Eisenhower
Abilene, KS - Oct. 14, 1969
128 Subject Plates - 138,976,000 issued
William M. Harnett - American Artist
Boston, MA - Dec. 3 - 128 Subject Plates - 124,729,000
multi-colored - offset & engraved


Commemorative Stamps of 1969 continued



Dartmouth College Case 150th Anniversary
Hanover, NH - Sep. 22 - 124,075,000 issued
Rotary Press - Perf 10½ x 11 - 200 Subject EE Plates
"Winter Sunday in Norway, Maine"
Christmas, FL - Nov. 3 - 1,709,795,000 issued
Multicolor Huck - Perf 11x 10½ - Panes of 50


The Air Mail and Special Delivery Stamps of 1969
Giori Press (Engraved) - Perf 11

First Man on the Moon Air Mail Stamp
Washington, D.C. - Sep. 9, 1969
128 Subject Plates - 4 Panes of 32 - 152, 364,800 issued
45¢ Red, White and Blue Arrows
New York, NY - Nov. 21, 1969 - Tagged
200 Subject Plates - 4 panes of 50


The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1969:

Regular Issue:
see also: Prominent Americans Issue
Scott 1338A - 6¢ Flag Issue - Coil Stamp - Perf 10 Vertically - Tagged - May 30, 1969
Scott 1338Ab - 6¢ Flag Issue - Imperforate Pair from Coil Stamp - Tagged
Scott 1338Aq - 6¢ Flag Issue - Coil Stamp - Perf 10 Vertically - Tagging Omitted

Commemoratives:
Scott 1368a - block of four of Scott 1365-1368 - Tagged - Designer: W. D. Richard - Engraver: E. R. Felver
Scott 1368c - block of four of Scott 1365-1368 - Tagging Omitted - Designer: W. D. Richard - Engraver: E. R. Felver
Scott 1365 - 6¢ Azaleas with Capitol in Background - Tagged - Designer: W. D. Richard - Engraver: E. R. Felver
Scott 1365b - 6¢ Azaleas with Capitol in Background - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1366 - 6¢ Daffodils with Washington Monument and Potomac - Tagged - Designer: W. D. Richard - Engraver: E. R. Felver
Scott 1366b - 6¢ Daffodils with Washington Monument and Potomac - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1367 - 6¢ Poppies and Lupines Decorating Highway - Tagged - Designer: W. D. Richard - Engraver: E. R. Felver
Scott 1367b - 6¢ Poppies and Lupines Decorating Highway - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1368 - 6¢ Blooming Crabapples Beautifying Avenue - Tagged - Designer: W. D. Richard - Engraver: E. R. Felver
Scott 1368b - 6¢ Blooming Crabapples Beautifying Avenue - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1369 - 6¢ American Legion, Veterans as Citizens - Eagle from Great Seal - Designer: R. Hallock - Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1369a - 6¢ American Legion, Veterans as Citizens - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1370 - 6¢ "July Fourth" by Grandma Moses - Tagged - Designer: Robert J. Jones - Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1370a - 6¢ "July Fourth" by Grandma Moses - Horizontal Pair Imperforate Between
Scott 1370b - 6¢ "July Fourth" by Grandma Moses - Black and Prussian Blue Omitted
Scott 1370c - 6¢ "July Fourth" by Grandma Moses - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1371 - 6¢ View of Earth from Moon - Tagged - Designer: Leonard E. Buckley - Engraver: E. R. Felver
Scott 1372 - 6¢ Silhouette of W. D. Handy - Designer: Bernice Kochan - Engraver: E. P. Archer
Scott 1372a - 6¢ Silhouette of W. D. Handy - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1373 - 6¢ Belfry in the Carmel Mission - Tagged - Designer: Leonard E. Buckley - Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1373a - 6¢ Belfry in the Carmel Mission - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1373b - 6¢ Belfry in the Carmel Mission - Red Missing from a Color Misregistration
Scott 1374 - 6¢ Maj. Powell Canoeing the Colorado River in 1869 - Tagged - Designer: R. Wendelin - Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1374a - 6¢ Maj. Powell Canoeing the Colorado - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1375 - 6¢ Camellia and Yellowhammer - Tagged - Alabama State Flower & Bird - Designer: B. Kochan - Engraver: E. P. Archer
Scott 1375a - 6¢ Camellia and Yellowhammer - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1376 - 6¢ Douglas Fir and Cone - Northwest - Tagged - Designer: Stanley Galli - Engraver: E. P. Archer
Scott 1377 - 6¢ Lady's Slipper - Northeast - Tagged - Designer: Stanley Galli - Engraver: E. P. Archer
Scott 1378 - 6¢ Ocotillo - Southwest - Tagged - Designer: Stanley Galli - Engraver: E. P. Archer
Scott 1379 - 6¢ Franklinia - Southeast - Tagged - Designer: Stanley Galli - Engraver: E. P. Archer
Scott 1380 - 6¢ Daniel Webster and Dartmouth Hall - Tagged - Designer: J. R. Scotford, Jr. - Engraver: E. P. Archer
Scott 1381 - 6¢ Baseball Batter - Tagged - Designer: Alex Ross - Engraver: J. S. Creamer, Jr.
Scott 1381a - 6¢ Baseball Batter- Black Omitted
Scott 1382 - 6¢ Football Player and Coach - Tagged - Designer: Robert Peak - Engraver: E. P. Archer
Scott 1382a - 6¢ Football Player and Coach - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1383 - 6¢ Dwight David Eisenhower - Tagged - Designer: Robert J. Jones - Engraver: E. R. Felver
Scott 1383a - 6¢ Dwight David Eisenhower - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1383b - 6¢ Dwight David Eisenhower - Blue Missing from Perforation Shift
Scott 1384 - 6¢ "Winter Sunday in Norway, Maine" - Tagged - Designer: Steve Dohanos - Engraver: E. P. Archer
Scott 1384b - 6¢ "Winter Sunday in Norway, Maine" - Imperforate Pair
Scott 1384c - 6¢ "Winter Sunday in Norway, Maine" - Light Green Omitted
Scott 1384d - 6¢ "Winter Sunday in Norway, Maine" - Light Green, Red and Yellow Omitted
Scott 1384e - 6¢ "Winter Sunday in Norway, Maine" - Yellow Omitted
Scott 1384f - 6¢ "Winter Sunday in Norway, Maine" - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1384g - 6¢ "Winter Sunday in Norway, Maine" - Red and Yellow Omitted
Scott 1384h - 6¢ "Winter Sunday in Norway, Maine" - Light Green and Yellow Omitted
Scott 1384i - 6¢ "Winter Sunday in Norway, Maine" - Light Green and Red Omitted
Scott 1384j - 6¢ "Winter Sunday in Norway, Maine" - vert. pair Baltimore precancel top stamp only
Scott 1384k - 6¢ "Winter Sunday in Norway, Maine" - Baltimore precancel on gum side
Scott 1384l - 6¢ "Winter Sunday in Norway, Maine" - vert. pair - inverted Baltimore precancel on bottom stamp, gum side only
Scott 1384m - 6¢ "Winter Sunday in Norway, Maine" - inverted Baltimore precancel
Scott 1384o - 6¢ "Winter Sunday in Norway, Maine" - any precancel with tagging omitted
Scott 1385 - 6¢ Crippled Child Cured - Tagged - Designer: Mark English - Engraver: E. P. Archer
Scott 1386 - 6¢ "Old Models" by William M. Harnett - Tagged - Designer: Robert J. Jones - Engraver: E. R. Felver
Scott 1386a - 6¢ "Old Models" by William M. Harnett - Red (engraved) missing
Air Mail:
Scott C76 - 10¢ First Man on the Moon Air Mail - Tagged - Designer: Paul Calle
Scott C76a - 10¢ First Man on the Moon Air Mail - Red Omitted
Scott C76b - 10¢ First Man on the Moon Air Mail - Tagging Omitted

Special Delivery:
Scott E22 - 45¢ Red, White and Blue Arrows- Special Delivery - Tagged - Designer: Norman Ives


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