6 cent stamp from the United States
Stamp design to commemorate the
50th anniversary of
The historic flight by Orville and Wilbur Wright on
December 17, 1903 in
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
UNPERFORATED SET OF 4 STAMPS
MINT PLATE BLOCK OF 4 STAMPS
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.
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