The Best American Stamps: Which Are They?

Okay, then which American stamps are the best? Three United States stamps are regarded as the best. Below are images of the stamps that were chosen, plus a little narrative. Enjoy.

1. The 1969 10-cent Moon Landing

An etched steel plate that was sent to the moon during the first lunar landing served as the die used to create this stamp. President John F. Kennedy established the objective of landing a man on the moon in 1961, and the stamp honors the first landing that took place eight years later. Neil Armstrong took the first stride for humanity on July 20, 1969, a momentous day. Sept. 3, 1969, saw the first printing of the moon landing stamp.

2. The 1898 $1 Western Cattle in a Storm

There is no doubt that this stamp is among the most exquisite ones ever released. Cattle in the American West are seen enduring a storm. The image that served as the inspiration for the stamp design, on the other hand, showed livestock in a snowfall in the Scottish Highlands.

1898 US SC 292 $1 Cattle in Storm, Trans-Mississippi Exposition - Used, VF | eBay

3. The 1993 29-cent Elvis Presley

Additionally, this stamp was included in the Top 100. The most widely used stamp that the US Post has ever released is Elvis holding a microphone during his early years. This is when his body was too hot to be seen in its entirety on television and could only be seen from the waist up. When this stamp was initially released, lines formed to obtain it, and Elvis Presley’s songs were played at post offices around the country.

2721 - 1993 29c Legends of American Music: Elvis Presley - Mystic Stamp Company

Other Honorable Mentions

1. The Inverted Jenny

Rare Inverted Jenny Stamp, Stolen 60 Years Ago, Delivered, 60% OFF

2. 1847 Issue Block of 16 of Ben Franklin

Rare and Valuable US Stamps and Postal History | oldbid

3. ‘Blue Boy’ Alexandria Postmaster’s Provisional

Alexandria 'Blue Boy' cover auctioned for $1.18 million

4. Almanac Stamp of 1765 or 1766

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