US 1918 Curtiss JN-4 Jenny 'Airmail' 16c. Scott. C2

US 1918 Curtiss JN-4 Jenny 'Airmail' 16c. Scott. C2

Series: Airmail 1918

Stamp details: Curtiss JN-4 Jenny

Issued date: 11-07-1918 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 16c.

Emission: Air Post
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): C2
Stanley Gibbons (UK): A547
Michel (Germany): 249
Yvert et Tellier (France): PA2

Dimensions (height x width):
25.4mm x 25.4mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Stamp Colors: Green
Perforation: 11

Themes: Bi-plane, Aircraft, Aviation

Total print: 3,794,000 (estimate)

Description:- The Curtiss JN "Jenny" was a series of biplanes built by the Curtiss Aeroplane Company of Hammondsport, New York, later the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company. Although the Curtiss JN series was originally produced as a training aircraft for the US Army, the "Jenny" continued after World War I as a civil aircraft, as it became the "backbone of American postwar [civil] aviation".

Thousands of surplus Jennys were sold at bargain prices to private owners in the years after the war and became central to the barnstorming era that helped awaken the US to civil aviation through much of the 1920s.