1988 36¢ Igor Sikorsky
Issue Date: June 23, 1988
First City: Stratford, Connecticut
Quantity Issued: 111,550,000
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed, engraved
U.S. # C119 features Igor Sikorsky, a native of Czarist Russia, who was a leading aircraft designer. Driven out of Russia by the Revolution, he became an American citizen. Sikorsky built the first practical single-rotor helicopter. The craft pictured on the stamp was successfully flown in 1940.