#3173 – 1997 32c First Supersonic Flight

Condition
Price
Qty
camera Mystic First Day Cover
Ships in 1 business day. i
$2.95
camera Classic First Day Cover
Ships in 1 business day. i
$2.50
camera Fleetwood First Day Cover
Ships in 1 business day. i
$3.20
camera Fleetwood First Day Cover (Plate Block)
Ships in 1 business day. i
$3.75
Grading Guide

Description:

U.S. #3173
1997 32¢ First Supersonic Flight

Issue Date: October 14, 1997
City: Edwards AFB, California
Quantity: 173,000,000
Printed By: Banknote Corporation of America
Printing Method: Offset press
Perforations:
11.4 (die cut)
Color: multicolored
 
This stamp pictures an X1 aircraft, the first plane to fly faster than the speed of sound. Air Force Captain “Chuck” Yeager was at the controls. The first day ceremony for the stamp, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the flight, took place at the Air Force Base where the historic event happened. 
 
This stamp includes microprinting for security. With a magnifying glass, “X-1” can be seen on the horizontal stabilizer on the tail and a row of three “USPS” is above the wing. Another microprinting caused controversy because on the nose of the plane is written “Glamorous Glenna” a misspelling of Yeager’s plane “Glamorous Glennis,” named after the pilot’s wife.
Read More - Click Here

  • Get Mystic's exclusive Historic Postage Stamps of the United States album U.S. Stamp Starter Kit – #M11986

    This is a great album to start with because it pictures U.S stamps that are easy to find and buy. Pages illustrated on one side only, high quality paper, every stamp identified with Scott numbers. Includes history of each stamp. Affordable - same design as Mystic's American Heirloom album.

    $14.95
    BUY NOW
  • 3-Volume American Heirloom Album and 200 Used US Stamps – #M8104 3-Volume American Heirloom Album – #M8104

    America's best-selling album. Pictures most every U.S. postage stamp issued 1847-2016, over 5,000 stamps with Scott numbers. Pages filled with stamp history. This album is a great value!

    $45.95
    BUY NOW
  • Premium Hingeless American Heirloom Album Premium Hingeless American Heirloom Album – #M11954

    Similar to standard American Heirloom album but includes mounts that are already attached to pages, saving you time and effort. Sturdier pages than American Heirloom. Includes Scott numbers and stamp history. This volume is for stamps issued 1935-1966, over 600 stamps. Higher quality album than Heirloom.

    $99.95
    BUY NOW

U.S. #3173
1997 32¢ First Supersonic Flight

Issue Date: October 14, 1997
City: Edwards AFB, California
Quantity: 173,000,000
Printed By: Banknote Corporation of America
Printing Method: Offset press
Perforations:
11.4 (die cut)
Color: multicolored
 
This stamp pictures an X1 aircraft, the first plane to fly faster than the speed of sound. Air Force Captain “Chuck” Yeager was at the controls. The first day ceremony for the stamp, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the flight, took place at the Air Force Base where the historic event happened. 
 
This stamp includes microprinting for security. With a magnifying glass, “X-1” can be seen on the horizontal stabilizer on the tail and a row of three “USPS” is above the wing. Another microprinting caused controversy because on the nose of the plane is written “Glamorous Glenna” a misspelling of Yeager’s plane “Glamorous Glennis,” named after the pilot’s wife.