Saturday, July 13, 2013

Dwight D. Eisenhower Stamp

Royalty is honored on stamps when the person is alive. In the United States, Presidents are honored on stamps only after the person has died. These two maximum cards have the 6¢ Eisenhower stamp that was issued on October 14 (Eisenhower's birthday) in 1969 (after he died earlier that year). The stamp was first placed on sale at Abilene, Kansas, where Eisenhower spent his boyhood and where he is buried.

The first card is a Colorano maximum card and shows a larger version of the portrait used for the stamp. The second card is a regular chrome postcard showing the Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene, Kansas which was dedicated in 1962. The Eisenhower Presidential Center includes the Library, Museum,  Eisenhower's boyhood home, and gravesite.

Dwight D. Eisenhower was born October 14, 1890 and died March 28, 1969. He was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He had previously been a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe.

This is a post for Sunday Stamps at Viridian's Postcard Blog


  1. It's interesting to see the aspect of still alive or already dead! Roger Federer was the very first still alive Person here in Switzerland who made it onto a stamp. It was like an ICeBreaker - since then they issue every Year alive Personalities! LOL.
    thanks for sharing!

  2. I never knew that only dead Presidents appear on US stamps. I suppose it's obvious if you look at the stamps already issued.

  3. I realy like the sound of his surname, Eisenhower,so cool! :)

    Willa @ Postage Journal

  4. I hadn't realised that US Presidents were only on stamps once they were dead.

  5. Oh yes, very true. thank you Postcardy for another card in your great collection.

  6. I was going to cheat a little and use a PM stamp, but then couldn't find any.
    I think he has a bit of mischievousness in that smile!

  7. its a great portrait, never seen this stamp before

  8. I'd forgotten about this, thanks for the link.


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