“ Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”
— Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart was one of the most renowned and admired aviators in American history. In an era when travel was still in its infancy and aviators were as famous as movie stars, Earhart was a symbol of America’s adventurous spirit and led the way for women to pursue unconventional careers.
In 1932, Earhart emulated Charles Lindbergh’s illustrious feat when she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Seemingly devoid of fear and hailed as the “Queen of the Air,” she also set numerous aviation records before setting off on a headline-grabbing round-the-world flight in 1937 — but on July 2, she mysteriously disappeared along with her airplane and was never seen again.
The Amelia Earhart 8¢ stamp was issued on the 66th anniversary of her birth. It depicts Earhart with the Lockheed Electra airplane in which she disappeared.
Stamp Issued: July 24, 1963