Honor the 100th anniversary of the beginning of airmail service with this new United States Air Mail Red First Day Cover. The #6 ¾ envelope bears an affixed Forever® stamp cancelled with an official First Day of Issue postmark.
The stamp commemorates the beginning of airmail delivery through the U.S. Post Office Department on August 12, 1918, and pays tribute to the foresight of those who fostered airmail service and made it a success. The stamp, rendered in red and printed in intaglio, features a drawing of the type of plane typically used in the early days of airmail, a Curtiss JN-4H biplane.
Evocative of intaglio printing, the pictorial postmark features a winged globe surrounded by the stamp title and First Day of Issue details, as well as the date and location of stamp issuance: August 11, 2018, College Park, MD 20740.
Made in the USA.
SKUs featured on this page: 477916
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