Interested in old USA stamps

Discussion in 'Want Lists' started by KatherineGlison, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. KatherineGlison

    KatherineGlison New Member

    I am really quite interested in seeing what the really old United States stamps looked like. I am interested in know what kind of images were on them and how much it cost to send a piece of mail back then. I will try Google searching but if anyone else knows a particular website that I should check out, please let me know! I am finding all of this so fascinating so far!
     
  2. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Moderator Moderator

    http://www.stampcatalogue.org/2008/10/us-stamps-1847.html

    This handy little catalogue site has nice pictures of most U.S. stamps
     
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  3. Lokin4AReason

    Lokin4AReason New Member

    i agree ... thank you for the link ....
     
  4. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

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  5. Larry L. Taylor

    Larry L. Taylor Active Member

    How far back do you want to go for history?

    I think at the time the stamps in this attachment were in use (c.a. 1894) , the standard postal rate was 2 cents for a letter (probably 1 oz. or less). Rates remained @ 3 cents until the 1930's. You can kinda tell when the transition occurred; the post office went away from the "2 cent reds" to the "3 cent purples"
     

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  6. KatherineGlison

    KatherineGlison New Member

    Thank you for the information. I am really interested in stamps that have pictures on birds or wildlife on them, too.
     
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  7. Steve Robinson

    Steve Robinson Well-Known Member Supporter

    Plenty of them out there Katherine from all over the world, I have just posted a scan of a Gibraltar Mini sheet with Snakes on
     
  8. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Yes, Steve R as well as other members have shared lots of really nice stamps featuring wildlife/birds on various threads here. :D
     
  9. ursell

    ursell Member

    I'm interesting in old stamps. As old as I can get them would be nice.
     
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