Art of the Stamp
From the Collection of the United States Postal Services



Classic American Aircraft: Tri-Motor
Oil on board

Artist: William Phillips
Art director: Phil Jordan
First day of issue: July 19, 1997

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An unprecedented level of research accompanied the Classic American Aircraft stamps, as aviation historians counted rivets and nitpicked everything from wing shapes to paint schemes. The Tri-Motor in this painting even carries the same identification number as one owned by the National Air and Space Museum. Learn more about the Tri-Motor Aircraft.


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