US 1963 'Airmail' Jet Airliner over Capitol 8c. Scott. C64a


US 1963 'Airmail' Jet Airliner over Capitol 8c. Scott. C64a


Series: Airmail 1952-1967

Stamp details: Jet Airliner over Capitol

Issued date: 01-08-1963 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 8c.

Emission: Air Post

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): C64a
Michel (Germany): 836yA

Dimensions (height x width):
22mm x 25mm

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

Stamp Colors: Carmine
Perforation: Perf 10 x 11
Paper: Tagged

Themes: Aircraft, Aviation, Monument, Building

Note: Tagged.

(Tagging of postage stamps means that the stamps are printed on luminescent paper or with luminescent ink to facilitate automated mail processing. Both fluorescence and phosphorescence are used. The same stamp may have been printed with and without these luminescent features, the two varieties are referred to as tagged and untagged, respectively.)

Description:- A jet airliner or jetliner is an airliner powered by jet engines (passenger jet aircraft). Airliners usually have two or four jet engines; three-engined designs were popular in the 1970s but are less common today. Airliners are commonly classified as either the large wide-body aircraft, medium narrow-body aircraft and smaller regional jet.

Most airliners today are powered by jet engines, because they are capable of safely operating at high speeds and generate sufficient thrust to power large-capacity aircraft. The first jetliners, introduced in the 1950s, used the simpler turbojet engine; these were quickly supplanted by designs using turbofans, which are quieter and more fuel-efficient.
Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_airliner

The United States Capitol, often called The Capitol or the Capitol Building, is the meeting place of the United States Congress and the seat of the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. It is located on Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Though no longer at the geographic center of the federal district, the Capitol forms the origin point for the district's street-numbering system and the district's four quadrants.
Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Capitol