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 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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