50c Harriet Quimby stamp

United States Postal Service1991-04-27

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

An adventurous, daring woman, Harriet Quimby (1875-1912) was the first female to earn her pilot’s license in 1911. Harriet first became interested in flight when she attended an aviation show in New York. Harriet quickly learned to fly and passed her pilot’s test. Shortly after earning her license, she became the first woman to fly solo across the English Channel in 1912. Harriet was also the spokeswoman for Vin Fiz grape soda, and was depicted around the nation in her trademark purple satin flying suit. Harriet was also an accomplished journalist and chronicled her adventures in flight in newspaper articles, allowing readers to join in her daring accomplishments.

Scott Catalogue USA: C128

Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.

Museum ID: 1993.2015.390

Show lessRead more


  • Title: 50c Harriet Quimby stamp
  • Creator: United States Postal Service
  • Date Created: 1991-04-27
  • Medium: paper; ink (multicolored); adhesive / engraving


Translate with Google