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1970
Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1970
President: Richard M. Nixon · Postmaster General: 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

Natural History Issue of 1970
New York, NY - May 6, 1970 - Tagged - Perf 11 - 128 Subject Plates - 4 panes of 32 - 201,794,200 issued
Two shades of yellow followed by red & blue by offset lithography - two shades of brown engraved (Giori press)

American Bald Eagle
African Elephant Herd

Haida Ceremonial Canoe
The Age of Reptiles



Commemorative Stamps of 1970
Offset and Engraved (Giori Press) - Tagged - Perf 11 - 200 Subject Plates - 4 panes of 50

Maine Statehood - 150th Anniversary
Portland. ME - July 9 - 171,850,000 issued
yellow, blue, red & black offset - black engraved
South Carolina Settlement - 300th
Charleston, SC - Sep. 12 - 135,895,000 issued
brown & yellow offset - red & black engraved
Fort Snelling - 150th Anniversary
Fort Snelling, MN - Oct. 17 - 134,795,000 issued
yellow, brn, red & blue offset - blk & green engraved

Edgar Lee Masters
Petersburg, IL - Aug. 22 - 137,660,000 issued
light brown offset - black engraved
Landing of the Pilgrims - 350th Anniv.
Plymouth, MA - Nov. 21 - 129,785,000 issued
orange, yellow, red & blue offset - black & dark brown engraved



Commemorative Stamps of 1970
Giori Press - Tagged - Perf 11 - 200 Subject Plates - 4 panes of 50

American Buffalo
Custer, SD - July 20 - 142,205,000 issued
Rotary Press - Perf 11 x 10½ - 200 Subject EE Plates
Women's Suffrage 50th Anniversary
Adams, MA - Aug. 26, 1970
135,125,000 issued
The Stone Mountain Memorial
Stone Mountain, GA - Sep. 19, 1970
132,675,000 issued


Anti-Pollution Issue of 1970
San Clemente, CA - Oct. 28, 1970 - Photogravure (Guilford press) - Perf 11 x 10½ - 200 Subject Plates - 161,600,000 issued

Save Our Soil
Globe and Wheat
Save Our Soil
Globe and City Playground
Save Our Soil
Globe and Bluegill
Save Our Soil
Globe and Seagull


Antique Christmas Toys - 1970
Washington, D.C. - Nov. 5, 1970 - Photogravure - Perf 11 x 10½ - 200 Subject - 489,255,000 issued

Cast Iron Locomotive Toy Horse on Wheels
Mechanical Tricycle Doll Carriage


Traditional Christmas Issue of 1970
Washington, D.C. - Nov. 5, 1970 - Photogravure (Guilford press) - Perf 10½ x 11 - 200 Subject Plates - 683,730,000 issued

"The Nativity" by Lorenzo Lotto
Type I - Blurry Image with "Snowflakes" - No Gum Breakers
Traditional 1970 Christmas Issue
Type II - Sharper Image Without "Snowflakes" - with Gum Breakers



Commemorative Stamps of 1970
Offset and Engraved (Giori Press) - Tagged - Perf 11 - 200 Subject Plates - 4 panes of 50
The Disabled American Veterans & the Prisoners of War stamps were issued as a setenant pair

United Nations - 25th Anniv.
New York, NY - Nov. 20, 1970 - 127,610,000 issued
red and blue offset - black engraved
DAV - 50th Anniversary
Cincinnati, OH - Nov. 24, 1970 - 134,380,000 issued
yellow, blue, red & brn offset - red & blue bars engraved
Honoring U.S. Servicemen
Cincinnati, OH - Nov. 24, 1970 - 134,380,000 issued
red, blue and black engraved

The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1970:

Regular Issue:
see: Prominent Americans Issue
Scott 1338D - 6¢ Flag Issue - Multicolor Huck Press - Perf 11 x 10½ - 100 Subject Plates - Tagged - Aug. 7, 1970
Scott 1338De - 6¢ Flag Issue - Multicolor Huck Press - Perf 11 x 10½ - Horizontal Pair Imperforate Between
Scott 1338Dn - 6¢ Flag Issue - Multicolor Huck Press - Perf 11 x 10½ - Tagging Omitted

Commemoratives:
Scott 1387 - 6¢ American Bald Eagle - Tagged - Designer: Walter Richards - Engraver: E. P. Archer
Scott 1387b - 6¢ American Bald Eagle - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1388 - 6¢ African Elephant Herd - Tagged - Designer: Dean Ellis - Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1388b - 6¢ African Elephant Herd - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1389 - 6¢ Tlingit Chief and Ceremonial Canoe - Tagged - Designer: Paul Rabut - Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1389b - 6¢ Tlingit Chief and Ceremonial Canoe - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1390 - 6¢ Dinosaurs from the Jurassic Period - Tagged - Designer: Robert J. Jones - Engraver: E. R. Felver
Scott 1390b - 6¢ Brontosaurus, Stegosaurus and Allosaurus from the Jurassic Period - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1391 - 6¢ "The Lighthouse at Two Harbors, Maine" by Edward Hopper - Tagged - Designer: S. Dohanos - Engraver: E. R. Felver
Scott 1391a - 6¢ "The Lighthouse at Two Harbors, Maine" by Edward Hopper - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1392 - 6¢ American Buffalo - Tagged - Designer: Lougheed - Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1405 - 6¢ Edgar Lee Masters - Tagged- American Poet - Designer: Fred Otnes - Engraver: E. P. Archer
Scott 1405a - 6¢ Edgar Lee Masters - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1406 - 6¢ Suffragettes from 1929 and a Contemporary Voter - Tagged - Designer: W. Brackett - Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1407 - 6¢ Symbols of South Carolina - Tagged - Designer: George Samerjan - Engraver: E. P. Archer
Scott 1408 - 6¢ R. E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and Stonewall Jackson - Tagged - Designer: Robert Hallock - Engraver: E. R. Felver
Scott 1409 - 6¢ Keelboat and Teepees at Fort Snelling, MN - Tagged - Designer: David K. Stone - Engraver: E. P. Archer
Scott 1409a - 6¢ Keelboat and Teepees at Fort Snelling, MN - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1410 - 6¢ Globe and Wheatfield - Tagged - Designer: Arnold Copeland - Printer: Guilford Gravure, Inc.
Scott 1411 - 6¢ Globe and City - Tagged - Designer: Arnold Copeland - Printer: Guilford Gravure, Inc.
Scott 1412 - 6¢ Globe and Bluegill - Tagged - Designer: Arnold Copeland - Printer: Guilford Gravure, Inc.
Scott 1413 - 6¢ Globe and Seagull - Tagged - Designer: Arnold Copeland - Printer: Guilford Gravure, Inc.
Scott 1414 - 6¢ "Nativity" by Lorenzo Lotto - Slightly Blurred Image & "Snowflakes" - Tagged - Designer: Howard C. Mildner
Scott 1414a - 6¢ "Nativity" by Lorenzo Lotto - Precancelled in Duller Gray
Scott 1414b - 6¢ "Nativity" by Lorenzo Lotto - Black Omitted
Scott 1414c - 6¢ "Nativity" by Lorenzo Lotto - Precancelled - Blue Omitted
Scott 1414d - 6¢ "Nativity" by Lorenzo Lotto - Type II - Sharper Image - Shiny Paper - No "Snowflakes"
Scott 1414e - 6¢ "Nativity" by Lorenzo Lotto - Type II - Precancelled in Full Black

Note: The "Tin and Cast-iron Locomotive" stamp was designed by Stevan Dohanos from a drawing of a locomotive by Charles Hemming;
the "Toy Horse on Wheels", "Toy Tricycle" and "Doll Carriage" stamps from "Golden Age of Toys" by Jac Fondin and Jean Remise
Scott 1415 - 6¢ Tin and Cast-iron Locomotive - Tagged
Scott 1415a - 6¢ Tin and Cast-iron Locomotive - Tagged - Precancelled
Scott 1415b - 6¢ Tin and Cast-iron Locomotive - Tagged - Black Omitted
Scott 1415c - 6¢ Tin and Cast-iron Locomotive - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1416 - 6¢ Toy Horse on Wheels - Tagged
Scott 1416a - 6¢ Toy Horse on Wheels - Tagged - Precancelled
Scott 1416b - 6¢ Toy Horse on Wheels - Tagged - Black Omitted
Scott 1416c - 6¢ Toy Horse on Wheels and 6¢ Doll Carriage - Imperforate Pair
Scott 1417 - 6¢ Toy Tricycle - Tagged
Scott 1417a - 6¢ Toy Tricycle - Tagged - Precancelled
Scott 1417b - 6¢ Toy Tricycle - Tagged - Black Omitted
Scott 1417c - 6¢ Toy Tricycle - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1418 - 6¢ Doll Carriage - Tagged
Scott 1418a - 6¢ Doll Carriage - Tagged - Precancelled
Scott 1418d - 6¢ Doll Carriage - Tagged - Black Omitted
Scott 1419 - 6¢ U.N. and Emblem - Tagged - Designer: Arnold Copeland - Engraver: A. Saavedra
Scott 1419a - 6¢ U.N. and Emblem - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1420 - 6¢ Pilgrims with Mayflower in Bay - Tagged - Designer: Mark English - Engraver: J. S. Creamer
Scott 1420a - 6¢ Pilgrims with Mayflower in Bay - Orange Yellow Omitted
Scott 1420b - 6¢ Pilgrims with Mayflower in Bay - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1421 - 6¢ Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Emblem - Tagged - Designer: Stevan Dohanos - Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1421b - 6¢ Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Emblem - Tagging Omitted
Scott 1422 - 6¢ Honoring U.S. Servicemen - Prisoner of War/Missing in Action - Tagged - Designer: Stevan Dohanos - Engraver: A. W. Dintaman
Scott 1422b - 6¢ Honoring U.S. Servicemen - Prisoner of War/Missing in Action - Tagging Omitted

Air Mail and Special Delivery stamps:
There were no new Air Mail or Special Delivery stamps issued in 1970.


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