1963 15¢ Montgomery Blair
Issue Date: May 3,1963
City: Silver Spring, MD
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Giori press printing
Color: Carmine, deep claret, and blue
This stamp salutes Abraham Lincoln’s Postmaster General. Blair served from 1861-64. He called the first International Postal Conference at Paris in 1863, and it became the forerunner of the Universal Postal Union. Blair also put into effect George B. Armstrong’s idea of a Railway Mail Service in 1862 and a Postal Money Order System in 1864.