Issue Date: May 29, 1953. Quantity Printed: 78,415,000. Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
Printing Method: Rotary Plate Printing. These rose carmine colored stamps were printed in honor of the 50th anniversary of Powered Flight by the Wright Brothers. They were first released in the Wright Brothers' hometown of Dayton, OH. The stamp features a two aircrafts -- the first plane to take flight and a modern plane.
Stamps are AUTOGRAPHED by VICTOR S. A stamp designer for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP). McCloskey studied a few blocks from the building he would later spend his entire career, the BEP. He studied at Corcoran Gallery School of Art in Washington D.
In 1926, McCloskey completed his internship at the BEP and became a BEP engraver four years later. His career progressed as he earned the title of DESIGNER in 1930. Designs are featured on stamps and are desired by collectors. Having an AUTOGRAPHED MINT PLATE BLOCK of 4 stamps signed by BEP designer.
Makes a GREAT addition to any collection. The stamp illustrated is the exact one you will receive. Please study the hi-resolution image yourself. To formulate an independent opinion as to the quality and suitability of the piece. Terms and Conditions of Sale.
 All items guaranteed genuine as described without time limit.  Because grading remains a subjective opinion which varies between examiner and examiner, current or future difference in grades do NOT constitute lack of authenticity.  However, NO item shall be accepted for return after submission to a third-party grading service. If purchasing third-party graded ("slabbed") notes are of importance, we respectfully request you consider only notes which are already encapsulated. Any request for variance to these Terms and Conditions must be executed in writing before a sale. The item "US STAMP=1952=6c=#C47=Powered Flight=AUTOGRAPHED BY Designer Victor S. McCloskey" is in sale since Wednesday, February 24, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Autographs\Other Collectible Autographs". The seller is "bartinccor" and is located in Roseville, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.