1949 15¢ Globe and Doves Carrying Messages
Universal Postal Union Issue
Issue Date: October 7, 1949
City: Chicago, IL
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary press printing
Perforations: 11 X 10 ½
This is the second stamp honoring the formation of the Universal Postal Union, which was founded as an independent international agency with headquarters in Byrne, Switzerland. The stamp pictures a globe and doves, symbolic of airmail service delivering letters around the world.