1993 29c Space Fantasy: Flying Saucers

# 2742 - 1993 29c Space Fantasy: Flying Saucers

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US #2742
1993 29¢ Flying Saucers
Space Fantasy
 
·       First US booklet to show five individual stamps forming a single mural.
·       Designed to look like 1930s comic book vision of space travel
 
Stamp Category: Commemorative
Value: 29¢
First Day of Issue: January 25, 1993
First Day City: Huntsville, Alabama
Quantity Issued: 8,731,875
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure
Format: Booklet of 20
Perforations: 11 vertically
 
Why the stamp was issued: The set of five stamps were issued to appeal to younger customers. They were designed to look like comic books and science fiction from the 1930s. The idea was to portray past views of what the future would look like.
 
About the stamp design: The stamps were designed by Stephen Hickman, an illustrator of fantasy and science-fiction. This stamp shows domed flying cities. The artist’s design was inspired by science-fiction writer Clifford Simak.
 
First Day City: The First Day of Issue ceremony took place at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Former astronaut Alan Shepard spoke at the ceremony.
 
Unusual fact about this stamp: Some of these stamps were sold before the official release date. Covers with these stamps are postmarked before the January 25th release date.
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US #2742
1993 29¢ Flying Saucers
Space Fantasy
 
·       First US booklet to show five individual stamps forming a single mural.
·       Designed to look like 1930s comic book vision of space travel
 
Stamp Category: Commemorative
Value: 29¢
First Day of Issue: January 25, 1993
First Day City: Huntsville, Alabama
Quantity Issued: 8,731,875
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure
Format: Booklet of 20
Perforations: 11 vertically
 
Why the stamp was issued: The set of five stamps were issued to appeal to younger customers. They were designed to look like comic books and science fiction from the 1930s. The idea was to portray past views of what the future would look like.
 
About the stamp design: The stamps were designed by Stephen Hickman, an illustrator of fantasy and science-fiction. This stamp shows domed flying cities. The artist’s design was inspired by science-fiction writer Clifford Simak.
 
First Day City: The First Day of Issue ceremony took place at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Former astronaut Alan Shepard spoke at the ceremony.
 
Unusual fact about this stamp: Some of these stamps were sold before the official release date. Covers with these stamps are postmarked before the January 25th release date.