3¢ American Automobile Association
Issue Date: March 4, 1952
City: Chicago, IL
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary Press
Perforations: 11 x 10½
Color: Deep blue
U.S. #1007 commemorates the 50th anniversary of the American Automobile Association. The stamp pictures a crossing guard protecting two young girls from stepping into the road where 1902 and 1952 model year cars are driving.
The Founding of the American Automobile Association
On March 4, 1902, nine automobile clubs met in Chicago to form the American Automobile Association, or AAA. The AAA has fought for better roads, uniform road signs, and many other matters of automobile safety. Since 1915, it has offered a service to aid stranded motorists. AAA is the world’s largest travel organization, offering trip planning assistance, travel and hotel reservations, and insurance – in addition to its renowned emergency service.