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Postage stamps and postal history of the United States

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  1. This is a survey of the postage stamps and postal history of the United States of America

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 26, 2009
  2. The first self-adhesive stamp was a Christmas issue of 1974

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  3. In the American colonies, informal independently run postal routes began in Boston as early as 1639, with Boston to New York City service starting in 1672

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  4. Congress finally provided for the issuance of stamps by passing an act on March 3, 1847, and the Postmaster-General immediately let a contract to the New York City engraving firm of Rawdon, Wright, Hatch, and Edson

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  5. The outbreak of the American Civil War threw the postal system into turmoil

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