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The First Federal Postage Stamp Issue

June 27, 1997 – January 12, 1998

Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Ave., NE
Washington, DC

Location: Rarities Vault, Lower Level

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the first U.S. postage stamps, on view are the 5-cent and 10-cent federal stamps, original documents, covers from the stamps' early history, and die proofs.