Issued in 1963, this two color engraved design shows us Amelia Earhart in the foreground, and her Lockheed 10E Special "Electra" aircraft in the background. It was the Lockheed Electra in which Earhart disappeared along with her navigator Fred Noonan in 1937. Aviator heros and their aircraft are popular icons for airmail stamps the world over. This stamp combines both. Fittingly, the carmine and maroon colors match the color of the definetive issue of the day of the same denomination.
Amelia Earhart vanished during an attempt to fly around the world. Newspaper article struggles with and discusses possibilities of what happened in those final moments as she flew across the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937
In May 1937, Amelia Earhart embarked on the most ambitious and dangerous flight of her career: an attempt to fly around the world at the Equator. Six weeks later, she and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared without a trace somewhere in the South Pacific.