2015-07-06 13:04:16

U.S. #PR16 Mint - 12c Carmine, Newspaper ($800) on sale on eBay. For a few short years during the 1860s, United States encouraged the use of newspaper stamps for bulk deliveries of periodicals. The first stamps came into use in 1865, partially as a way to discourage individual routing agents from collecting money intended for the federal government. These stamps are among the largest, most ornate, and most curious in the entire U.S. postal catalog. Bidding at just $3.32
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