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United States Stamps

Stamp collecting came into existence as soon as stamps themselves did. Before there were stamps, U.S. postage rates were extremely complex and costly for the American public. Letter rates were based on the number of sheets included and distance traveled, and they were often refused because the receiver had to pay delivery costs.

In order to make correspondence easier, Congress standardized postage rates in 1845. This made pre-payment possible, and innovative local postmasters began to issue their own Postmaster Provisional stamps between 1845-1847.

Congress authorized official U.S. postage stamps on March 3, 1847, and the Post Office Department issued its first stamps on July 1, 1847. The original 5-cent stamp pictured Benjamin Franklin, and the 10-cent stamp pictured George Washington... Read more

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SAMMLUNG ASIEN

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€50 (starting bid)

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Hummel Ruprecht & St. Nicholas Day, TMK 7

September 10, 2016, 8:00 AM ACDT
Panama City, FL, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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US Stamp Scott# 68 Washington 10 cents, Used, Cat. Value $40 to $60.

September 18, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$5 (1 bid)

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US Stamp Scott# 63, Franklin 1 cent, Blue, Used and Well Centered, Cat. Value $40 to $50.

September 18, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$7 (starting bid)

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US Stamp Scott# 156, Franklin 1 Cent, Used (Repaired), See Photo. Date 1873.

September 18, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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US Stamp Scott# 73 Jackson, 2 Cents, Used with Blue Cancel Cat. Value $40 to $65.

September 18, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$6 (1 bid)

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US Stamp Scott# 114 Locomotive, 3 Cents, Ultramarine, Used. Date 1869

September 18, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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US Stamp Scott# 68 Washington 10 Cents, Used, Green, Catalog Value $40 to $60. Date 1861

September 18, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$6 (starting bid)

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[OTHER]THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION BICENTENNIAL FIRST DAY COVER COLLECTION

October 2, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Vancouver, BC, Canada

CAD200 (starting bid)

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