History of First Postal Stamps issued by various coutries of the world.
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.