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Stock photo ID:183355563
Upload date:October 03, 2013

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'In 1928 the Post Office Department made plans to significantly lower airmail rates and to issue an impressive-looking airmail stamp, both efforts designed to promote the use of the fast-growing service. The result was the issuance of what became known as the 'Beacon Air Mail Stamp' on July 25, 1928, and the lowering of the domestic airmail rate from ten cents per half-ounce to five cents for the first ounce on August 1...The stamp was printed in two colors, red and blueaathe first bi-color airmail stamp since the 24-cent 'Jenny' of 1918. The Beacon airmail stamp pictured the airmail beacon light on Sherman Hill in Wyoming's Rocky Mountains. Such lights were placed across the country to provide nighttime navigation assistance for the mail planes in the time before radio navigation.'
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