#C115 – 1985 44c Transpacific

 
U.S. #C115
1985 44¢ Transpacific Airmail
 
Issue Date: February 15, 1985
First City: San Francisco, California
Quantity Issued:  167,625,000
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforation: 11
Color: Multicolored
 
This stamp commemorates the 50-year anniversary of the China Clipper’s first trans-Pacific airmail flight in 1935. At that time, seaplanes had a non-stop range of less than 800 miles. Remarkably, every leg of the pioneer journey was completed on schedule. The China Clipper ultimately flew 3 million miles during a ten-year career. It was destroyed in a crash during a night landing attempt at Port of Spain, Trinidad.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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U.S. #C115
1985 44¢ Transpacific Airmail
 
Issue Date: February 15, 1985
First City: San Francisco, California
Quantity Issued:  167,625,000
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforation: 11
Color: Multicolored
 
This stamp commemorates the 50-year anniversary of the China Clipper’s first trans-Pacific airmail flight in 1935. At that time, seaplanes had a non-stop range of less than 800 miles. Remarkably, every leg of the pioneer journey was completed on schedule. The China Clipper ultimately flew 3 million miles during a ten-year career. It was destroyed in a crash during a night landing attempt at Port of Spain, Trinidad.