In the right portion of the stamp is a United States aircraft carrier of the Forrestal class against a background of silhouetted outlines of ships participating in the International Naval Review. The official Jamestown Festival insignia is prominently featured to the left of the carrier, superimposed over a map of the Hampton Roads area. Across the top of the stamp in a dark panel is the wording "International Naval Review" in whiteface Gothic. In the lower right corner of the stamp is "US Postage" in whiteface Roman and the denomination "3c" in modified Gothic. The wording in the insignia, "1607-1957 Jamestown Festival," is in dark face Gothic. The wording "Hampton Roads," in script, appears below the insignia. Richard A. Genders designed the stamp.
The stamp is 0.84 by 1.44 inches in dimension, arranged horizontally, printed by the rotary process, electric-eye perforated, and issued in sheets of fifty. The color of the stamp is river aqua. The printing of 120,000,000 of these stamps was authorized. My Dear Friend Maria sent me this card.