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Class American Aircraft — art at 32¢ per stamp

24 December 2012

Class American Aircraft — art at 32¢ per stamp

Classic American Aircraft 1996 stamp sheet by the USPS

Classic American Aircraft 1996 stamp sheet by the USPS

I ran across this sheet of stamps recently while re-organizing my things. Somehow this sheet of stamps have survived since I purchased them in 1996 and they look marvelous, do they not? The upper image is the front of the sheet and the lower image id of the reverse side.

Classic American Aircraft 1996 stamp sheet by the USPS (reverse side with captions)

Classic American Aircraft 1996 stamp sheet by the USPS (reverse side with captions)

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  1. 24 December 2012 04:15

    I have some aviation related stamps somewhere too. I’ll see if I’ll can find them…

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      28 December 2012 18:21

      Cool. If you post them on your site please let me know so I can refer to it. I can post them if you like if that is better for your purposes, as well :)

      • 29 December 2012 03:34

        Great! I’ll let you know if I find them :) I’m studying for exams now, so it could take a few days to find some time ;)

  2. 24 December 2012 07:24

    Good Morning Joe, what a grand way to start a Christmas eve, seeing this stamp collection just like mine which is framed and on my office wall. I had to go look to make sure you and I had the exact one. Yep the exact 32 cent stamp sheet. Man you’ve got great taste!
    Thanks for sharing this with us it is close to our hearts, these stamps are a great reminder about our grand 20th century aviation history.
    Joseph May thanks for being the vangard of aircraft History reporting…

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      24 December 2012 11:26

      You’re welcome JR :) I thought art would in keeping with the season as well as in keeping with the readers who come from all corners of the world :) Joe

  3. 24 December 2012 09:36

    HI, JOE…
    I wish I’d kept mine! If I remember correctly, these all were painted by Bill Phillips, who is the pinnacle of our aviation art profession.

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      24 December 2012 11:23

      David, Once again thnks for the historical art information. I had no idea who did the work but will amend the post later in the week. Thanks again for making the posts better! Joe

  4. Marty Davis permalink
    25 December 2012 15:11

    I love the retro price!

  5. 30 December 2012 04:19

    Found them! They’re not real stamps. They came with a keychain, cards, … as an extra when I bought 4 metal planemodels (B29,B17,Lancaster,…). I can mail a picture if you want?

    • 30 December 2012 04:20

      planemodels isn’t correct I guess? Should be model airplane? :)

      • travelforaircraft permalink*
        30 December 2012 21:29

        When more than one model is involved it might be better to say airplane models — planemodels probably not but model airplanes would also be right to say ;)

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      30 December 2012 21:27

      That would be more than cool :) Please, if you can, mention the maker of the cards as well as what they are — also how to give credit for your photo or photos. Please send then to travelforaircraft@gmail.com and I can put them up pretty quickly. Thanks! Joe

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