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These 13¢ denomination stamps picture John F. Kennedy (1917-63). The 35th President of the United States, Kennedy was a member of a prominent family whose wealth helped fuel a political dynasty. However Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, in 1963. He had a strong vision for the Peace Corps, Civil Rights, and the American Space program which lives on.
The 13 cent issue of these 1967 JFK Stamps were first issued in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 29 of that year. The issue was designed by Stevan Dohanos, modeled after a photograph by Jacques Loew in the book The Kennedy Years. The 13-cent Kennedy stamp paid the rates for both foreign surface letters and air postcards. Kennedy, like all other presidents up to and including President L.B. Johnson, was honored on the AMERIPEX commemorative issue of 1986.