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Six Original Sketches by FDR for Stamp Designs : Original Sketch

 

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6c Eagle Airmail Sketch by FDR, 1938
6c Eagle Airmail Small Die Proof, 1938
6c Eagle Airmail Small Die Proof, 1938, © United States Postal Service
 

Above: 6c Eagle Airmail Sketch by FDR, 1938
Left: 6c Eagle Airmail Small Die Proof, 1938. © United States Postal Service

 
The red and blue bicolor stamp featuring the American eagle was based on a design FDR sketched to help distinguish airmail letters from regular mail. The first day of issue coincided with National Air Mail Week, a nationwide campaign to promote the use of airmail.

 
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