US 1949 'Airmail' Wright Brothers ; Wilbur & Orville Wright 6c. Scott. C45


US 1949 'Airmail' Wright Brothers ; Wilbur & Orville Wright 6c. Scott. C45


Series: Wright Brothers Issue

Stamp details: Wilbur & Orville Wright and their plane

Issued date: 17-12-1949 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 6c.

Emission: Air Post

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): C45
Stanley Gibbons (UK): A987
Michel (Germany): 604
Yvert et Tellier (France): PA44

Dimensions (height x width):
25mm x 40mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary press

Stamp Colors: Magenta
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10

Themes: Aviation, Aircraft, Transports, Famous People

Total print: 80,405,000 (estimate)

Description:- The Wright brothers, Wilbur Wright (1867-1912) and Orville Wright (1871-1948), were American aviation pioneers generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful motor-operated airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft with the Wright Flyer on December 17, 1903, 4 mi (6 km) south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, at what is now known as Kill Devil Hills. The brothers were also the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wright_brothers