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Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1866

15¢ Lincoln of 1866

President: Andrew Johnson
Postmasters General: Jan. 1 - Jul. 24: William Dennison · Jul. 25 - Dec. 31: Alexander Randall
Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per ½ oz. · Registry Fee: 20¢ - paid in cash, stamp not required
Rate for Drop Letters per ½ oz: One Cent

The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1866:
Scott 77 - 15¢ Black Lincoln - EDU: Aug. 14, 1866 - about 2,139,300 issued

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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