1927 10¢ Spirit of St. Louis
Issue Date: June 18, 1927
City: Washington, DC
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Flat plate printing
Color: Dark blue
This stamp marked the very first time that a living person was honored on a U.S. postage stamp. It was issued in response to thousands of urgent requests from people who wrote to Washington asking for such a commemorative stamp. There is little doubt that the trans-Atlantic flight of Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh (from New York to Paris) contributed more to the increased use of air transport than any event in history.