Crossing the Rocky Mountains: Plane Over Sherman Hill Beacon

Image or picture C11, flight over the Sherman Hill Beacon

This stamp was issued July 25, 1928. The Airmail rate had been lowered from 10 to 5 cents effective August 1. The stamp is beautifully engraved, with a bi-color design of contrasting red and blue. Perhaps it was the size, or the colors, but the stamp was too costly to produce and was current for only 19 months.

The flight of the mail plane over the beacon tells of a heroic time in air mail history. The Rocky Mountains are a rugged place. The site of the beacon must have been quite welcome for pilots handling a flight under difficult weather conditions.

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