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Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1876

President: Ulysses S. Grant
Postmasters General: Jan. 1 - Jul. 11: Marshall Jewel · Jul. 12 - Dec. 31: James N. Tyner
Admitted to the Union: Colorado on August 1, 1876
Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per 1/2 oz. · Card Rate: 1¢ · Registry Fee: 10¢ · Foreign Rate: 5¢
No new varieties of U.S. regular issue stamps were issued in 1876

see also: Designs of the 1870-1888 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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