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Jupiter Air Mail 1959 7 Cent U.S. Postage Stamp - #C54

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Jupiter Air Mail 1959 7 Cent U.S. Postage Stamp - #C54

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Issued August 17, 1959 #C54 commemorates the 100th anniversary of the first carriage of airmail in the United States on the hot air balloon, Jupiter. The balloon was flown by John Wise from Lafayette to Crawfordsville, Indiana on August 17, 1859. There were 123 letters eventually mailed this way, and as of 1980, 23 were still known to exist. 

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Issued August 17, 1959 #C54 commemorates the 100th anniversary of the first carriage of airmail in the United States on the hot air balloon, Jupiter. The balloon was flown by John Wise from Lafayette to Crawfordsville, Indiana on August 17, 1859. There were 123 letters eventually mailed this way, and as of 1980, 23 were still known to exist.