Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1874

President: Ulysses S. Grant.
Postmasters General: 1/1-7/2: John Creswell · 7/3-8/23: James W. Marshall · 8/ 24-12/31: Marshall Jewel.
Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per 1/2 oz. · Card Rate:1¢ · Registry Fee: 8¢ · Foreign Rate: 5¢.

No new regular issue stamps were issued in 1874.

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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