1995 46¢ Ruth Benedict
Issue Date: October 20, 1995
City: Virginia Beach, VA
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Engraved
With the issue of this 46-cent stamp, Ruth Benedict became part of an elite group to be honored in the Great Americans series. Benedict, who lived from 1887 to 1948, was an anthropologist whose studies concentrated on the American Indians of the Southwest. The 46-cent denomination is useful for franking the international airmail rates to Canada and Mexico for letters weighing more than one-half ounce, but less than one ounce.