1999 33¢ Jumbo Jets
1970s Celebrate the Century Series
Issue Date: November 18, 1999
City: New York, New York
Printed By: Ashton-Potter
Printing Method: Offset Press
Perforations: 11.5 X 11.5
The eighth sheet of fifteen stamps in the Celebrate the Century Series features subjects from the years 1970-1979.
The Boeing 747 could seat more passengers than previous designs because it had a wider body. With its success in 1970, other companies also made widebody airplanes. The large planes could seat up to 850 passengers on its two levels.