1959 4¢ World Peace Through World Trade
Issue Date: April 20, 1959
City: Washington, D.C.
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary Press
Perforations: 11 x 10 ½
Color: Rose lake
U.S. #1129 highlights the goal of peace through trade. It was issued in 1959, when the seventeenth Congress of the International Chamber of Commerce met to promote international commercial interests and friendly relations among nations.
The International Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization in the world, with members from over 130 countries. The 17th Congress met in Washington, D.C. – where this stamp was first issued at the outset of the meetings. The theme of the Congress was “responsibility” – for businesses and governments to use sound, ethical practices, and for nations with each other, to break down barriers to trade.