In 1847, the first batch of stamps was printed by the United States Postal Service. What began as a regulatory action and memorialization of political leaders eventually morphed into the commemoration of historical, cultural, and social events. With limited printings or special illustrations, many stamps have transcended the value of the postage itself and have become prized collectors items for philatelists.
As the USPS faces budget cuts and operation changes, it needs support now more than ever before. While stamps are just one element of the essential services that the organization provides, they are a key source of revenue. Not only that, but they can add a personal touch to correspondence, indicate a specific moment in history, or even reflect the values of the country. Here, CR explores some of the most memorable stamps in U.S. history.
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