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 the 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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