1946 5¢ DC-4 Skymaster
Issue Date: September 25, 1946
City: Washington, DC
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary press printing
Perforations: 11 X 10 1/2
In August of 1946, President Harry S. Truman signed an Act of Congress, which reduced the domestic airmail rate from 8¢ per ounce to 5¢ per ounce. This included airmail sent to and from U.S. Territories including Hawaii, Guam, and the Canal Zone. This was a savings of up to 90¢ per ounce.