World Stamp Catalogue/United States/1847

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Postage Rates[edit]

Domestic Letter Rate per ½ oz

5¢ for under 300 miles
10¢ for over 300 miles
40¢ to Pacific Coast
Between all places of the Pacific Coast per ½ oz.: 12½¢ (effective Aug. 14, 1848)

Drop Letter Rate

2¢ - A drop letter is a letter that is dropped off and picked up at the same post office

The First Issues, 1847[edit]

This was the first series of federally issued US postage stamps. They were issued under an act of congress on March 3, 1847 and first sold in New York City on July 1, 1847. They were printed on 200 subject plates in 2 panes of 100 in a 10x10 format by the Rawdon, Wright, Hatch, and Edson Bank Note Company of New York City.



Date Issued Denom. Paper. Color Perf. Type
Die/Wmk
Subject Cat. No.
Mi/Sc/Gi
Design No. Issued Designer/
Engraver
notes
July 1, 1847 red-brown imperf Benjamin Franklin 1 Stamp US 1847 5c-Benjamin Franklin.jpg 3,712,000 (includes all color types below) Vignt. Eng: Asher B. Durand
July 1, 1847 dark-brown imperf Benjamin Franklin 1a Stamp US 1847 5c-Benjamin Franklin.jpg - Vignt. Eng: Asher B. Durand
July 1, 1847 orange-brown imperf Benjamin Franklin 1b - Vignt. Eng: Asher B. Durand
July 1, 1847 red-orange imperf Benjamin Franklin 1c - Vignt. Eng: Asher B. Durand
July 1, 1847 brown-orange imperf Benjamin Franklin 1d - Vignt. Eng: Asher B. Durand
July 1, 1847 10¢ imperf George Washington 2 Stamp US 1847 10c.jpg 891,000 Vignt. Eng: Asher B. Durand
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