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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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1975 Bicentennial First Day Cover Paul Revere

February 23, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Greenville, OH, USA

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Lot of 74  U.S. stamps: 5 cent blue Washington-Franklin stamps, used

February 23, 2017, 8:00 PM EST
Hallandale, FL, USA

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Lot of  used U.S. stamps: 3-4-5-8 c ents blue, green, violet, brown approx. from 1930 and up

February 23, 2017, 8:00 PM EST
Hallandale, FL, USA

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Lot of  used U.S. stamps: 3-4-5-8 cents red, orange, yellow, blue, green, approx. from 1930 and up

February 23, 2017, 8:00 PM EST
Hallandale, FL, USA

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Lot of 11 big  U.S. stamps: 6, 8, 10, 15, and 25 cents, used Airmail.

February 23, 2017, 8:00 PM EST
Hallandale, FL, USA

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Lot of 35 small

February 23, 2017, 8:00 PM EST
Hallandale, FL, USA

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t of 23 big

February 23, 2017, 8:00 PM EST
Hallandale, FL, USA

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15 VARIOUS SIZE COMMEMORATIVE MEDALLIONS AND FIRST DAY COVERS

February 24, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Newark, OH, USA

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1st Day Cover Air Mail ~ Jesse Donaldson Letter

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Otisville, NY, USA

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1983 MARTIN LUTHER FIRST DAY COVER

February 26, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Guilford, CT, USA

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1983 USA STREETCARS FIRST DAY COVER

February 26, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Guilford, CT, USA

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1963 ANDREW JACKSON FIRST DAY COVER

February 26, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Guilford, CT, USA

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1865 3 CENT WASHINGTON STAMP

February 26, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Guilford, CT, USA

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1959 ABRAHAM LINCOLN FIRST DAY COVER

February 26, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Guilford, CT, USA

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1979 MARTIN LUTHER KING FIRST DAY COVER

February 26, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Guilford, CT, USA

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1939 U.S.S. SPEARFISH SUBMARINE COVER

February 26, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Guilford, CT, USA

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EARLY PAIR U.S. STAMPS

February 26, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Guilford, CT, USA

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1946  U.S. NAVY COVER

February 26, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Guilford, CT, USA

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Two mint plate sheets of Dag Hammarksjold 4 cent stamps

March 31, 2017, 5:00 PM CST
Rosebud, TX, USA

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US Stamp Scott# C19 Winged Globe 6 Cents

April 16, 2017, 11:30 AM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

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US Stamp Scott# 157 Jackson 2 Cents USED Cat. Value $20-25. Date: 1873

April 16, 2017, 11:30 AM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

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US Stamp Scott# 216 Garfield 5 Cents (Indigo) USED Cat. Value $10-17.50 Date: 1888

April 16, 2017, 11:30 AM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

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US Stamp Scott# 255 Grant 5 Cents, Appears Mint or Slight Used. Date 1894

April 16, 2017, 11:30 AM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

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