DCSIMG

U.S. Air and Space Stamp Gallery

Air Stamps – Aviation Imagined


Toy airplane, Celebrate the Century (the 1910s), 1998, Scott 3183n, Engraving and lithography
Toy airplane, Celebrate the Century (the 1910s), 1998, Scott 3183n, Engraving and lithography
Toy airplane, 1998,
Scott 3183n, Engraving
and lithography

The very idea of flight has inspired a number of U.S. stamps. Some are graphic designs that play with the shapes of runways, planes, and jet engines, without illustrating a specific plane. Others, more fanciful, suggest the attraction of flight in childhood games, from a boy “flying” an airplane made of wooden construction toys, to a famous comic-strip dog who pretends to be a World War I flying ace, maneuvering a “biplane” (in reality, his doghouse) in imaginary combat with Germany’s Red Baron.


Delta-wing plane, 1971, Scott C77, Engraving
Delta-wing plane, 1971, Scott C77, Engraving
Delta-wing plane, 1971,
Scott C77, Engraving
Plane and globes, 1976, Scott C89, Engraving
Plane and globes, 1976, Scott C89, Engraving
Plane and globes, 1976,
Scott C89, Engraving
Plane, globes, and flag, 1976, Scott C90, Engraving
Plane, globes, and flag, 1976, Scott C90, Engraving
Plane, globes, and flag,
1976, Scott C90, Engraving
Toy airplane, Celebrate the Century (the 1910s), 1998, Scott 3183n, Engraving and lithography
Toy airplane, Celebrate the Century (the 1910s), 1998, Scott 3183n, Engraving and lithography
Toy airplane, 1998,
Scott 3183n, Engraving
and lithography
Snoopy as a World War I flying ace, 2001, Scott 3507, Lithography
Snoopy as a World War I flying ace, 2001, Scott 3507, Lithography
Snoopy as a World War I
flying ace, 2001, Scott 3507,
Lithography