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United States Stamps

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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.


Milestones

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... Read more Read more

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United States Credo Postage Stamp

February 20, 2016, 7:30 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

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1959 1cent & 3 cent Lincoln Postage Stamps

February 28, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Marlborough, NH, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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George Washington Postage Stamps Lot of 2

February 20, 2016, 7:30 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

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ASSORTED LOT OF OVER 95 SCOTT POSTAGE STAMPS UNUSED

February 20, 2016, 9:30 AM EST
Sheffield, AL, USA

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United States Postage Postage Stamps Lot of 4

February 20, 2016, 7:30 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

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2 BOOKS FLORA FAUNA & USA FIRST DAY COVER STAMP

February 14, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
South Fort Myers, FL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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100 PLUS US STAMPS SOME EARLY NEVER HINGED

February 14, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
South Fort Myers, FL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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United States Benjamin Franklin Postage Stamp

February 20, 2016, 7:30 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (1 bid)

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Nebraska 1971 First Day & Proof

February 14, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Stockton, CA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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New Orleans 1971 First Day & Proof

February 14, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Stockton, CA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Penny Red stamps - An old time collectors attempt at a multiple plate recon

February 22, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Bolton, United Kingdom

£231 (starting bid)

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United States Bunker Hill Postage Stamp

February 20, 2016, 7:30 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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1932 US HISTORICAL STAMP ALBUM REYNOLDS NOT CANCELLED

February 20, 2016, 9:30 AM EST
Sheffield, AL, USA

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New York Stock Transfer Stamps Lot of 3

February 20, 2016, 7:30 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

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February 26, 2016, 1:00 PM GMT
Ashford, United Kingdom

£160 (starting bid)

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MOTIVSAMMLUNG FUSSBALL-WM 1994 in den USA

February 17, 2016, 1:00 PM CET
Wiesloch, Germany

€50 (starting bid)

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