The stamp affixed hereto was issued to commemorate the opening of the World's Fair in New York City, N.Y., April 30, 1939. The theme of the Fair was the picturing, by every means available through the developments of science, industry and the arts, the probable effects of thsese same developments upon the life of man in the world of tomorrow.
The New York World's Fair stamp was first placed on Sale in New York City on April 30th, 1939. NOTE: It stated first placed on sale April 30, but the post mark is April 1.)
The Perisphere is 200 feet high and within viewers can view from a revolving platform suspended in mid-air, a dramatization of the World of Tomorrow. Clusters of fountains will screen the pillars supporting the Sphere so that the great ball will appear to be poised on jets of water. The 700-foot triangular Trylon at the left - a unique architectural form - will serve as a Fair beacon and broadcasting tower.
Of THE RAILWAY MAIL SERVICE ESTABLISHED AUGUST 28, 1864.
Cachet sponsored by New York City Branch, Second Division Railway Mail Association and applied at the Exhibition Railway Mail Car at the New York World's Fair, August 28, 1939.