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