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US STAMP=1952=6c=#C47=Powered Flight=AUTOGRAPHED BY Designer Victor S. McCloskey
 
US STAMP=1952=6c=#C47=Powered Flight=AUTOGRAPHED BY Designer Victor S. McCloskey
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Description:

6 cent stamp from the United States


Stamp design to commemorate the

50th anniversary
of 


POWERED FLIGHT


The historic flight by Orville and Wilbur Wright on

December 17, 1903 in

Kitty Hawk, North Carolina


UNPERFORATED SET OF 4 STAMPS  

or

MINT PLATE BLOCK OF 4 STAMPS

#C47

6c

Issue Date: May 29, 1953

City: Dayton, OH

Quantity Printed: 78,415,000

Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Printing Method: Rotary Plate Printing


These rose carmine colored stamps were printed in honor of the 50th anniversary of Powered Flight by the Wright Brothers. They were first released in the Wright Brothers' hometown of Dayton, OH.

The stamp features a two aircrafts -- the first plane to take flight and a modern plane -- 


Stamps are AUTOGRAPHED by VICTOR S. MCCLOSKEY, Jr. a stamp designer for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP). 


McCloskey studied a few blocks from the building he would later spend his entire career, the BEP. He studied at Corcoran Gallery School of Art in Washington D.C.


In 1926, McCloskey completed his internship at the BEP and became a BEP engraver four years later. His career progressed as he earned the title of  DESIGNER in 1930. 


Many of McCloskey's designs are featured on stamps and are desired by collectors.


Having an AUTOGRAPHED MINT PLATE BLOCK of 4 stamps signed by BEP designer McCloskey makes a GREAT addition to any collection. 


the stamp illustrated is the exact one you will receive

please study the hi-resolution image yourself to formulate an independent opinion as to the quality and suitability of the piece.

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