A commemorative postage stamp on the Energy Conservation :
Issued by United States of America
Issued on Sep 23, 1974
Issued for : This 10-cent postage stamp, to be issued on September 23 in Detroit, Michigan, focuses attention upon the urgent national problem of energy conservation.
Design : The public service stamp, which thematically highlights the major challenge facing the nation during the current fuel shortage, is closely allied to the Preserve the Environment stamp issued last April in connection with the opening of Expo ’74, the World’s Fair in Spokane, Washington. The two stamps, when considered together, highlight the critical issue now facing the United States: Protecting and improving the environment while dealing with the fuel shortage.
The Energy Conservation stamp design features the words “Energy Conservation” superimposed upon bright sunlight. At the lower left part of the stamp appear molecules, a drop of gasoline and a drop of oil. These symbolize containment of different forms of energy.
Designer : Robert W. Bode
Modeler : Esther Porter
First Day City : Detroit, Michigan
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Denomination : 10 cents
Colour : Black, Yellow, Pink, Green, Orange and Blue
0.84 by 1.44 inches
25.146 by 39.878 millimeters
(Perforation to perforation)
Plate Numbers : One
Stamps to Pane : 50
Engravers : Howard F. Sharpless
Press : Offset and Giori