1949 Stratocruiser and Globe
Universal Postal Union Issue
Issue Date: November 30, 1949
City: Seattle, WA
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary press printing
Perforations: 11 X 10 ½
Color: Rose carmine
This issue is the third in the series of three stamps commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Universal Postal Union. This Postal Union is presently a specialized agency of the United Nations and is dedicated to improving international postal service.
The third stamp pictures a Boeing Stratocruiser traveling over the Pacific Ocean. The Boeing 377 often flew to Hawaii and across both oceans. It had two decks so the passengers could go to the VIP lounge or bar once the plane was at cruising speed. A new feature added was pressurized cabins.