Wings are perhaps the most universal symbol of flight, and early US Air Mail stamps have incorporated wings into their design.
A new air mail rate of 8 cents per ounce went into effect July 6, 1932. This stamp was issued for this rate on September 26, 1932 in Washington, D.C.
This stamp was issued in 1934, repeats the design of the 1932 issue.
This stamp was issued on May 16, 1939 to commemorate the beginning of Trans-Atlantic air mail. The winged-globe Insignia from earlier designs is shown above 2 ships on the Atlantic.
Have you seen the following Egyptian Symbol?
Remarkably similar to the design of the above stamps. The major difference being the sun, rather than earth at the center. I find the similarity striking.
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