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When did the postal service stop using special delivery stamps?


In used condition none of the special delivery stamps are particularly scarce. On June 7, 1997, the United States Postal Service terminated Special Delivery mail service which left many unused Special Delivery stamps in circulation that were no longer valid for such postage.

Significant Dates?

1775 - Benjamin Franklin appointed first Postmaster General by the Continental Congress 1847 - U.S. postage stamps issued 1855 - Prepayment of postage required 1860 - Pony Express began 1863 - Free city delivery began 1873 - U.S. postal cards issued 1874 - General Postal Union (now Universal Postal Union) established 1893 - First commemorative stamps issued 1896 - Rural free delivery began

When People Used the Postal Service to Mail Their Children? In January 1913, one Ohio couple took advantage of the U.S. Postal Service’s new parcel service to make a very special delivery: their infant son. The Beagues paid 15 cents for his stamps and an

Why the USPS Forever stamps aren't living up to their name ? The U.S. Postal Service will lower the price of postage on Sunday, marking the first price cut for U.S. postage rates in 97 years. Customers who bought 49-cent stamps

History of US Postage Stamps The first United States stamp?

The official US postage stamps that were released on July 1, 1847 were warmly received by the American public. Over 3, 700, 000 pieces of the 5c American stamp were sold. The 10c US stamps were also produced in 865, 000 pieces. However, the first definitives in the history of the US postage stamps did

What if the U.S. Postal Service Stopped Delivering Mail ? According to information released by the USPS, the most recent quarter (January 1 to March 30) saw an increase of $348 million compared to …

How Can the Postal Service Reduce the Costs Associated ? 2. Stop making so many denominations. Start by picking the 5 that are used least and drop them. 3. Quit making so many different stamps. We don't need comics or Disney characters on our stamps. Stop using definitives. I will ONLY buy commemorative and Christmas stamps. 4. Stop Saturday delivery.

How Can the Postal Service Reduce the Costs Associated ?

How much does it cost to develop, print, ship, inventory, secure, sell, and cancel a stamp used to mail a letter? What about the stamps that are never sold? The Postal Service destroys billions of stamps each year because they are obsolete. In FY 2008, the Postal Service printed 37 billion stamps, which cost $78 million to print.

When It Was Legal to Mail a Baby? The Post Office Department officially put a stop to “baby mail” in 1915, after postal regulations barring the mailing of human beings enacted the year before were finally enforced. Even today, postal regulations allow the mailing of live animals, including poultry, reptiles, and bees, under certain conditions. But no more babies, please.

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