Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1872

President: Ulysses S. Grant · Postmaster General: John A. J. Creswell.
Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per 1/2 oz. · Registry Fee: 15¢ · Foreign Rate: 5¢.

No new varieties of Regular Issue stamps were issued in 1872.

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.