Philosateleia
Kevin Blackston
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San Antonio TX 78217-0544
United States of America

1869

Several years after the end of the American Civil War, the stamps introduced at the beginning of the war were finally replaced by a new series. The set of 10 values, ranging once again from 1¢ to 90¢, was in use for only about a year.

A majority of the stamps in this set pictured scenes rather than individuals. They were the first U.S. postage stamps, and the only ones produced before the 1893 Columbian Exposition issue, to vary from the more typical designs featuring individuals’ heads.

Brown 1-cent U.S. postage stamp picturing Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
Brown 2-cent U.S. postage stamp picturing a post horse & rider
Post Horn & Rider
Blue 3-cent U.S. postage stamp picturing a locomotive
Locomotive
Blue 6-cent U.S. postage stamp picturing George Washington
George Washington

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Published 2018-06-18 Last updated 2018-06-19