United States 1952 American Automobile Association Postage Stamp
Denomination: 3 Cents
Date of Issuance: March 4, 1952
First Day of Issue City: Chicago, IL
Total Quantity Printed: 117,415,000
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Method of Printing: Rotary Press
Perforation(s): 11 x 10½
This postage stamp was issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the American Automobile Association, created to promote highway and road improvement for automobiles.
According to the AAA website:
“Nine … clubs met in Chicago on March 4, 1902, to create a national motoring organization, and the American Automobile Association was formed with 1,500 members.
“Those clubs and their founding dates were: Automobile Club of America, 1899; Chicago Automobile Club, 1900; Automobile Club of New Jersey, 1900; Long Island Automobile Club, 1900; Rhode Island Automobile Club, 1900; Philadelphia Automobile Club, 1900; Princeton University Automobile Club, 1901; Automobile Club of Utica, 1901; Grand Rapids Automobile Club, 1902.”
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