United States of America 1918 First Airmails

From Stamps of the World
  • Issue date: 1918
  • three values
  • Designed by: C A Huston
  • Engraved by: John Eissler and E M Hall
  • Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Washington DC
  • Print process: recess (flat plate printing)
  • stamp format height 22mm x width 24½mm
  • Perforations: die-cut 11 x 11 (stamps exist with straight edges)
  • stamps are inscribed 'US Postage' and could be used for both Air Mail and ordinary postage

<compiler's note: if you have images of these stamps which better illustrate the shades please upload>


Curtiss JN-4 Jenny
6c ~ orange. Issue date: 10th December 1918
16c ~ green. Issue date 11th July 1918
24c ~ blue. Issue date 13th May 1918

mint stamps

6c orange
16c green
24c blue and carmine

used stamps

6c orange
16c green
24c blue and carmine

shades

  • shades not recognised as consistently distinctive by all authorities


Curtiss JN-4 Jenny
6c ~ pale orange
16c ~ deep green
24c ~ blue and deep carmine

6c pale orange
16c deep green
24c