Postage Stamps of the United States - 1872


Ulysses S. Grant

Postmaster General:
John A. J. Creswell


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1872 "Far From Home"

Postage Rate

Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per ½ oz

Registry Fee: 15¢

Foreign Rate: 5¢


No new varieties of Regular Issue stamps were issued in 1872

Commemoratives: The first Commemorative stamps were not issued until 1893
Special Delivery: The first Special Delivery stamps were not issued until 1885
Postage Dues: The first Postage Due Stamps were not issued until 1879

see also: Designs of the 1870-1888 Regular Issues