Sunday, December 12, 2010

First Postal Stamps Issues of Uinted States 1847

The first stamp issues were authorized by an act of Congress and approved on March 3, 1847. The earliest known use of the Franklin 5¢ is July 7, 1847.  Remaining in postal circulation for only a few years, these issues were declared invalid for Postage on July 1, 1851.

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