Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1871

7¢ Stanton of 1871

President: Ulysses S. Grant · Postmaster General: John A. J. Creswell
Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per 1/2 oz. · Registry Fee: 15¢

The Ordinary Postage Stamp First Issued in 1871 – The 7¢ National Bank Note.
National Bank Note Company – Hard White Paper – Perf 12 – 200 Subject Plates – Without Secret Marks.

With grill – Scott 138 – 7¢ Orange Stanton – EDU: Feb. 12, 1871 – about 800,000 issued.
Without grill – Scott 149 – 7¢ Orange Stanton – EDU: May 11, 1871 – about 2 million issued.

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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