1926 10¢ U.S. Map and Mail Planes
Issue Date: February 13, 1926
City: Washington, DC
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Flat plate printing
Color: Dark blue
Government-operated airmail lines were well established by 1925. But to many, it seemed advantageous to let private enterprise take over. In an effort to promote civil aviation, an Act of Congress set the rate of airmail matter on a contract basis. This issue fulfilled the rate on contract airmail, which was 10¢ per ounce up to 1,000 miles.