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1865
Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1865
Presidents: Jan. 1 - Apr. 14: Abraham Lincoln · Apr. 15 - Dec. 31: Andrew Johnson
Postmaster General: William Dennison
Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per ½ oz. · Registry Fee: 20¢ - paid in cash - stamp not required
Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 - Rate for Drop Letters per ½ oz: Two Cents
May 1 - Dec. 31 - Rate for Drop Letters per ½ oz: One Cent

see also: Designs of All 1861-1868 Regular Issues

Commemoratives: The first Commemorative stamps were not issued until 1893
Special Delivery: The first Special Delivery stamps were not issued until 1885
Postage Dues: The first Postage Due Stamps were not issued until 1879


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