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20c Hot Air Ballooning. Bicentenary of Manned Flight 1983
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20c Hot Air Ballooning. Bicentenary of Manned Flight 1983
Category: Commemorative Stamps
Tags: 20c | Hot | Air | Ballooning | Bicentenary | Manned | Flight | 1983|
Stamp Title:
20c Hot Air Ballooning. Bicentenary of Manned Flight 1983
Issue Year:
1983  
Date of Issue:
31st March, 1983  
Size:
Face Value:
20c 
Stanley Gibbons Catalogue No:
2018  
Scott Catalogue No:
2033
Printer:
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing 
Issue Copies:
56,532,000 
Designer(s):
David Meltzer
Theme(s):
Balloon/Zeppelin
Description:
20c Hot Air Ballooning. Bicentenary of Manned Flight 1983. Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the first balloon flight, this set of four was released in both Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Washington, D.C. The balloons pictured are the "Intrepid," used by the Union Army during the Civil War, modern hot air balloons, and the "Explorer II," used by the National Geographic Society and the U.S. Army.