Guide to the U.S. Air Mail First Day Cover Stamp, 1952

Summary Information

Title: U.S. Air Mail First Day Cover Stamp, 1952
Collection: AC.536
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This is an Air Mail envelope with a green stamp of mid-Atlantic states and postmarked on front in Huntington, West Virginia November 3, 1952, and on back there are postmarks from Cincinnati, Ohio, November 3, 1953 and Honolulu, Hawaii, November 5, 1952. Signed by Ray (Roy) Lewis Pres.

Creator: United States Postal Service

Biographical/Historical Note

Unclear as to historical significance of this envelope or stamp. Air mail envelope postmarked Huntington, West Virginia Nov. 3, 1952 8:30 am and has a green stamp on left of the mid-Atlantic states, reading "United States Air Mail, First Flight, Huntington, A.M. 87". It is addressed to the Postmaster, Honolulu, Hawaii. On the back are postmarks of Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. 3, 1952 2 pm and of Honolulu, Hawaii, Nov. 5, 1952 8 am. Also on the front is the signature of Ray (or Roy) Lewis, Pres.

Scope and Contents

This Air Mail envelope, stamped with green mid-Atlantic states, traveled from Huntington, West Virginia to Cincinnati, Ohio then Honolulu, Hawaii, from Nov. 3 to Nov. 5, 1952.


It is a single-item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

It was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish in 2000. Accession number is AC.2001.044.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.536: U.S. Air Mail First Day Cover Stamped Huntington, West Virginis, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Stamp, 1952 ACSC_Box 16.3