8¢ U.S. Postal Service
Issue Date: July 1, 1971
City: Washington, DC
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure (Andreotti)
Perforations: 11 x 10 ½
Issued on July 1, 1971, this stamp marked the official beginning of the U.S. Postal Service. Prior to this date, it had been known as the U.S. Post Office.