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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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11 Envelopes of First Day of Issue Stamps

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

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1994 USPS Page of Civil War Collector Stamps

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

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1984 Detroit Tigers World Series Envelopes

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$6 (2 bids)

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1990's First Day Covers Postage Album w / Pages

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$4 (starting bid)

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1984 -1995 Commemorative Stamps of the U. S.

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$6 (2 bids)

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Assorted Modern United States of America Stamps

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

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31 First Day of Issue Stamped Envelopes

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$4 (1 bid)

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Antique 1898 Series Revenue 1 1/2 Cent Stamp

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$4 (1 bid)

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Assorted United States Of America Postage Stamps

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$4 (starting bid)

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Susan B. Anthony Americana First Day Cover & Coin

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$4 (starting bid)

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1909 Stamped Young Hebrew Meeting Invitation

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$4 (starting bid)

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Assorted United State of America Postage Stamps

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$4 (starting bid)

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4 - 2008 Wonders of America 22K plated Stamps

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$4 (starting bid)

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Assorted United States of America Postage Stamps

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$4 (starting bid)

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Binder Collection of First Day of Cover Stamps

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$4 (1 bid)

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Binder Collection of First Day of Issue Stamps

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

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Assorted President John F. Kennedy Vintage Stamps

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

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4 H.E. Harris First Day Of Issue Envelopes

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

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20 Blocks of 4 Vintage Stamps Sets

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$4 (starting bid)

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8 - U.S. First Day Cover Stamps 1990's

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$4 (starting bid)

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Vintage United States Commemorative Stamp Pages

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$4 (starting bid)

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20 - 1999 USPS Page of American Flags

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$4 (1 bid)

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1995 U.S. Page of Native American Indian Stamps

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$4 (1 bid)

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1989 - 20th Anniversary Moon Landing & Astronaut

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$4 (1 bid)

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Vintage United States Souvenir Sheet Stamps

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$4 (starting bid)

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Declaration of Independence & Declaration Signing

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$4 (starting bid)

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United States Flags & U.S. Postal People Stamps

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$4 (starting bid)

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Lot of Vintage U.S. Unused Stamps

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$14 (5 bids)

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Vintage H.F. Buck U.S. Stamp Collection Page No.37

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$4 (1 bid)

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First Day Covers from Mystic Stamp Company

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$4 (1 bid)

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6 - 1953 Commemoratives - 50 years of U.S. Stamps

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$4 (starting bid)

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2 First Day Issue Stamp Envelopes

September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$4 (1 bid)

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September 28, 2016, 2:00 PM BST
Tooting, United Kingdom

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GIBRALTAR

September 28, 2016, 2:00 PM BST
Tooting, United Kingdom

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

September 28, 2016, 2:00 PM BST
Tooting, United Kingdom

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

September 28, 2016, 2:00 PM BST
Tooting, United Kingdom

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

September 28, 2016, 2:00 PM BST
Tooting, United Kingdom

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

September 28, 2016, 2:00 PM BST
Tooting, United Kingdom

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No Image Available

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Tooting, United Kingdom

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September 28, 2016, 2:00 PM BST
Tooting, United Kingdom

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

September 28, 2016, 2:00 PM BST
Tooting, United Kingdom

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September 28, 2016, 2:00 PM BST
Tooting, United Kingdom

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1862 5 cent Stamp - Thomas Jefferson, Scott #75, USA

September 28, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Netanya, Israel

$150 (starting bid)

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1861 24 Cent Stamp, George Washington, Scott 78a, USA

September 28, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Netanya, Israel

$100 (starting bid)

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1873 Stamp, 30c, Alexander Hamilton, Scott #165, USA

September 28, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Netanya, Israel

$70 (starting bid)

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2 1861 Stamps, 2 Cents, Andrew Jackson, Scott #73, USA

September 28, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Netanya, Israel

$70 (starting bid)

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1867 Stamp, 10 Cents, George Washington, Scott #96, USA

September 28, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Netanya, Israel

$120 (starting bid)

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Atlantic City Original Map Engraving

September 29, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$550 (starting bid)

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EARLY U.S. AIRMAIL STAMP

September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

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EARLY CHILE STAMP

September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

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EARLY CHILE STAMP

September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

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CANADA QUEEN VICTORIA BILL STAMP

September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

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EARLY CHILE STAMP

September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

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1898 TRANS MISSISSIPPI 10 CENT STAMP

September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

$1 (1 bid)

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1948 UNITED STATES & CANADA PLATE BLOCK

September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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1898 TRANS MISSISSIPPI 5 CENT STAMP

September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

$1 (1 bid)

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SEARCH FOR PEACE BLOCK OF 4

September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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1986 STATUE OF LIBERTY FIRST DAY COVER

September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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1898 CANADA STAMP

September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

$2 (2 bids)

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1940  SPECIAL DELIVERY COVER

September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

$1 (1 bid)

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