1985-1997 7 High Value Stamps
Own 7 high-value Priority and Express Mail stamps. Special collector’s set includes:
#2122 – the most expensive stamp ever issued in 1985. It covered the postage for Express Mail Next Day Service, and allowed users to drop Express Mail packages in collection boxes or give them to route carriers.
#2542 – created for international mail weighing up to one-half pound. The $14 denomination was the highest ever assigned to a U.S. stamp for general use.
#2543 – features a futuristic space shuttle speeding through space, this stamp was issued to replace the 1991 Eagle with Olympic rings Priority Mail stamp.
#2344 – the $3 Priority Mail stamp shows the Challenger Space Shuttle in orbit and was issued because of a 1995 rate change.
#2544A – based on a photograph of the Space Shuttle Endeavor's liftoff for the STS-57 mission, the $10.75 stamp covers the basic Express Mail rate.
#2842 – pays tribute to the 1969 Moon landing on July 20, 1969. Astronaut Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon, delivering the memorable quote, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”
#3178 – America’s largest postage stamp highlights the stunning success of the Sojourner rover on Mars.