#4510 – 2011 84c Oveta Culp Hobby

Condition
Price
Qty
- Mint Stamp(s)
Ships in 1 business day. i
$3.40
- Used Stamp(s)
Ships in 1 business day. i
$2.25
Mounts - Click Here
Condition
Price
Qty
- MM214510 Horizontal Mounts, Black, Split-back, Pre-cut, 35 x 30 millimeters ( 1-3/8 x 1-3/16 inches)
Ships in 1 business day. i
$1.50
- MM63625 Horizontal Strip Mounts, Black, Split-back, 215 x 30 millimeters (8-7/16 x 1-3/16 inches)
Ships in 1 business day. i
$7.50

U.S. #4510
2011 84¢ Oveta Culp Hobby

Issue Date: April 15, 2011

City: Houston, TX

Printed By: Avery Dennison

Printing Method: Photogravure

Color: Multicolored

“Women who stepped up were measured as
citizens of the nation, not as women...
This was a people’s war, and everyone was in it.”    
– Oveta Culp Hobby

Oveta Culp Hobby (1905-95) responded when called upon to serve her country.  In the process, she created new opportunities for women, helped the Allies win World War II, and approved a drug that virtually eliminated polio in the United States.

During World War II, Hobby became the Director of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, created to remedy severe labor shortages caused by men serving in the war effort.  Its members, who were the first women other than nurses to be in Army uniform, helped the U.S. meet the industrial demands needed to win the war.  Although she “never did learn to salute properly or master the 30-inch stride,” Colonel Oveta Hobby became the first woman in the Army to receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

President Dwight Eisenhower named Hobby the first secretary of the new Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.  Hobby personally made the decision to approve Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine.  She resigned her position in 1955 to care for her ailing husband.  Oveta died in 1995, knowing she had helped save two generations of Americans from the paralyzing effects of polio.

Read More - Click Here

  • U.S. Album with 100 postally used stamps, 1,000 hinges, and a free stamp collecting guide U.S. Stamp Starter Kit

    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 3-Volume American Heirloom Album

    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!

    $49.95
    BUY NOW
  • Mystic Premium Hingeless American Heirloom Album Volume I, 1847-1934 Premium Hingeless American Heirloom Album

    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. #4510
2011 84¢ Oveta Culp Hobby

Issue Date: April 15, 2011

City: Houston, TX

Printed By: Avery Dennison

Printing Method: Photogravure

Color: Multicolored

“Women who stepped up were measured as
citizens of the nation, not as women...
This was a people’s war, and everyone was in it.”    
– Oveta Culp Hobby

Oveta Culp Hobby (1905-95) responded when called upon to serve her country.  In the process, she created new opportunities for women, helped the Allies win World War II, and approved a drug that virtually eliminated polio in the United States.

During World War II, Hobby became the Director of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, created to remedy severe labor shortages caused by men serving in the war effort.  Its members, who were the first women other than nurses to be in Army uniform, helped the U.S. meet the industrial demands needed to win the war.  Although she “never did learn to salute properly or master the 30-inch stride,” Colonel Oveta Hobby became the first woman in the Army to receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

President Dwight Eisenhower named Hobby the first secretary of the new Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.  Hobby personally made the decision to approve Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine.  She resigned her position in 1955 to care for her ailing husband.  Oveta died in 1995, knowing she had helped save two generations of Americans from the paralyzing effects of polio.