World Stamp Catalogue/United States/1940s

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1940[edit]

Date Issued Denom. Paper. Color Perf. Type
Die/Wmk
Subject Cat. No.
Mi/Sc/Gi
Design No. Issued Designer/
Engraver
notes
1940-10-16 Bright blue green 11x10.5 Unwmk. National Defense - Statue of Liberty Mi:US 495 [[File:|100px]]
1940-10-16 Rose carmine 11x10.5 Unwmk. National Defense - 90mm Anti-aircraft Gun Mi:US 496 [[File:|100px]]
1940-10-16 Bright violet 11x10.5 Unwmk. National Defense - Torch of Enlightenment Mi:US 497 [[File:|100px]]
1940-10-20 Deep violet 10.5x11 Unwmk. 75th Anniversary of 13th Amendment Mi:US 498 [[File:|100px]] 44,000,000
1940-07-03 Bright violet 11x10.5 Unwmk. 50th Anniversary of Idaho Statehood Mi:US 492 [[File:|100px]] 51,000,000
1940-09-07 Violet 11x10.5 Unwmk. Coronado and his Captains Mi:US 494 [[File:|100px]] 61,000,000
1940-07-10 Brown violet 10.5x11 Unwmk. 50th Anniversary of Wyoming Statehood Mi:US 493 [[File:|100px]] 50,000,000
1940-04-14 Light violet 10.5x11 Unwmk. 50th Anniversary of Pan-american Union Mi:US 491 [[File:|100px]] 48,000,000
1940-04-03 Henna brown 11x10.5 Unwmk. 80th Anniversary of Pony Express Mi:US 490 [[File:|100px]] 46,000,000
1940 $1 Unwmk. [[File:|100px]]

1940 Famous Americans Series[edit]

In 1940 the US Post Office issued a set of 35 stamps, issued over the course of approximately ten months, commemorating America's famous Authors, Poets, Educators, Scientists, Composers, Artists and Inventors.

Famous American Series of 1940
Famous American Series of 1940 (Resolution: 4,401 × 5,985)



Date Issued Denom. Paper. Color Perf. Type
Die/Wmk
Subject Cat. No.
Mi/Sc/Gi
Design No. Issued Designer/
Engraver
notes
1940-01-29 Bright blue green 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Authors - Washington Irving Mi:US 455 1940 FamAmer a 1.png 56,000,000
1940-01-29 Rose carmine 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Authors - James Fenimore Cooper Mi:US 456 1940 FamAmer a 2.png 53,000,000
1940-02-05 Bright red violet 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Authors - Ralph Waldo Emerson Mi:US 457 1940 FamAmer a 3.png 53,000,000
1940-02-05 Ultramarine 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Authors - Louisa May Alcott Mi:US 458 1940 FamAmer a 5.png 22,000,000
1940-02-30 10¢ Dark brown 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Authors - Samuel L.Clemens (Mark Twain) Mi:US 459 1940 FamAmer a 10.png 13,000,000
1940-02-16 Bright blue green 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Poets - Henry W.Longfellow Mi:US 460 1940 FamAmer b 1.png 52,000,000
1940-02-16 Rose carmine 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Poets - John Greenleaf Whittier Mi:US 461 1940 FamAmer b 2.png 52,000,000
1940-02-20 Bright red violet 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Poets - James Russell Lowell Mi:US 462 1940 FamAmer b 3.png 52,000,000
1940-02-20 Ultramarine 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Poets - Walt Whitman Mi:US 463 1940 FamAmer b 5.png 22,000,000
1940-02-24 10¢ Dark brown 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Poets - James Whitcomb Riley Mi:US 464 1940 FamAmer b 10.png 12,000,000
1940-03-14 Bright blue green 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Educators - Horace Mann Mi:US 465 1940 FamAmer c 1.png 52,000,000
1940-03-14 Rose carmine 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Educators - Mark Hopkins Mi:US 466 1940 FamAmer c 2.png 52,000,000
1940-03-28 Bright red violet 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Educators - Charles W.Eliot Mi:US 467 1940 FamAmer c 3.png 52,000,000
1940-03-28 Ultramarine 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Educators - Frances E.Willard Mi:US 468 1940 FamAmer c 5.png 21,000,000
1940-04-07 10¢ Dark brown 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Educators - Booker T. Washington Mi:US 469 1940 FamAmer c 10.png 14,000,000
1940-04-08 Bright blue green 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Scientists - John James Audubon Mi:US 470 1940 FamAmer d 1.png 59,000,000
1940-04-08 Rose carmine 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Scientists - Dr.Crawford W.Long Mi:US 471 1940 FamAmer d 2.png 58,000,000
1940-04-17 Bright red violet 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Scientists - Luther Burbank Mi:US 472 1940 FamAmer d 3.png 58,000,000
1940-04-17 Ultramarine 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Scientists - Dr.Walter Reed Mi:US 473 1940 FamAmer d 5.png 24,000,000
1940-04-26 10¢ Dark brown 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Scientists - Jane Addams Mi:US 474 1940 FamAmer d 10.png 15,000,000
1940-05-03 Bright blue green 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Composers - Stephen Collins Foster Mi:US 475 1940 FamAmer e 1.png 57,000,000
1940-05-03 Rose carmine 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Composers - John Philip Sousa Mi:US 476 1940 FamAmer e 2.png 58,000,000
1940-05-13 Bright red violet 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Composers - Victor Herbert Mi:US 477 1940 FamAmer e 3.png 56,000,000
1940-05-13 Ultramarine 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Composers - Edward A.MacDowell Mi:US 478 1940 FamAmer e 5.png 21,000,000
1940-06-10 10¢ Dark brown 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Composers - Ethelbert Nevin Mi:US 479 1940 FamAmer e 10.png 13,000,000
1940-09-05 Bright blue green 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Artists - Gilbert Charles Stuart Mi:US 480 1940 FamAmer f 1.png 54,000,000
1940-09-05 Rose carmine 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Artists - James A.McNeill Whistler Mi:US 481 1940 FamAmer f 2.png 54,000,000
1940-09-16 Bright red violet 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Artists - Augustus Saint-Gaudens Mi:US 482 1940 FamAmer f 3.png 55,000,000
1940-09-16 Ultramarine 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Artists - Daniel Chester French Mi:US 483 1940 FamAmer f 5.png 22,000,000
1940-09-30 10¢ Dark brown 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Artists - Frederic Remington Mi:US 484 1940 FamAmer f 10.png 14,000,000
1940-10-07 Bright blue green 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Inventors - Eli Whitney Mi:US 485 1940 FamAmer g 1.png 48,000,000
1940-10-07 Rose carmine 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Inventors - Samuel F.B.Morse Mi:US 486 1940 FamAmer g 2.png 53,000,000
1940-10-14 Bright red violet 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Inventors - Cyrus Hall McCormick Mi:US 487 1940 FamAmer g 3.png 54,000,000
1940-10-14 Ultramarine 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Inventors - Elias Howe Mi:US 488 1940 FamAmer g 5.png 20,000,000
1940-10-28 10¢ Dark brown 10.5x11 Unwmk. Famous American Inventors - Alexander Graham Bell Mi:US 489 1940 FamAmer g 10.png 14,000,000

1941[edit]

Date Issued Denom. Paper. Color Perf. Type
Die/Wmk
Subject Cat. No.
Mi/Sc/Gi
Design No. Issued Designer/
Engraver
notes
1940 Light violet 11x10.5 Unwmk. 150th Anniversary of Vermont Statehood [[File:|100px]]
1941 10¢ Unwmk. Airmail Stamp US 1941 10c air.jpg
Unwmk. [[File:|100px]]

1942[edit]

Date Issued Denom. Paper. Color Perf. Type
Die/Wmk
Subject Cat. No.
Mi/Sc/Gi
Design No. Issued Designer/
Engraver
notes
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1943[edit]

Date Issued Denom. Paper. Color Perf. Type
Die/Wmk
Subject Cat. No.
Mi/Sc/Gi
Design No. Issued Designer/
Engraver
notes
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1944[edit]

Overrun Countries Issue, 1943-44[edit]

wikipedia:Overrun_Countries_series

Overrun Countries Series
Overrun Countries Series



Date Issued Denom. Paper. Color Perf. Type
Die/Wmk
Subject Cat. No.
Mi/Sc/Gi
Design No. Issued Designer/
Engraver
notes
1944 13¢ Stamp US 1944 13c special delivery.jpg
[[File:|100px]]

1945[edit]

Date Issued Denom. Paper. Color Perf. Type
Die/Wmk
Subject Cat. No.
Mi/Sc/Gi
Design No. Issued Designer/
Engraver
notes
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1946[edit]

Date Issued Denom. Paper. Color Perf. Type
Die/Wmk
Subject Cat. No.
Mi/Sc/Gi
Design No. Issued Designer/
Engraver
notes
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1947[edit]

Date Issued Denom. Paper. Color Perf. Type
Die/Wmk
Subject Cat. No.
Mi/Sc/Gi
Design No. Issued Designer/
Engraver
notes
1947-12-5 Everglades National Park [[File:|100px]]

1948[edit]

Date Issued Denom. Paper. Color Perf. Type
Die/Wmk
Subject Cat. No.
Mi/Sc/Gi
Design No. Issued Designer/
Engraver
notes
1948-4-7 50 years Mississippi Territory [[File:|100px]]
1948-5-28 Four Chaplains Four Chaplains stamp1.png
1948-10-27 Rough Riders [[File:|100px]]

1949[edit]

Date Issued Denom. Paper. Color Perf. Type
Die/Wmk
Subject Cat. No.
Mi/Sc/Gi
Design No. Issued Designer/
Engraver
notes
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