#E1 – 1885 Perf 12 10c blue

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U.S. #E1
1885 10¢ Messenger Running
Special Delivery

Issue Date: October 1, 1885
City: Washington, DC
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Engraved
Perforations:
12
Color: Blue
 
Issued on October 1, 1885, U.S. #E1 was the first stamp in a service that would forever change the U.S. mail – Special Delivery.  U.S. #E1 has been called “one of the unpolished gems of the late 19th and 20th century postal service.”

U.S. #E1 bears the inscription “secures immediate delivery,” and that’s exactly what it did.  As soon as a letter bearing a “speedy” was received at a post office, it was given immediate attention.  In fact, these letters were normally delivered within 20 minutes of their arrival!

In this age of cell phones and e-mail, it’s hard to imagine just how important Special Delivery really was.  #E1 inaugurated the service and permanently changed the way America received its urgent mail. 

Voted one of the 100 Greatest American Stamps by collectors, E1 is a distinctive addition to your collection.
 
 
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  • 1847 5¢ Benjamin Franklin, red-brown, thin bluish wove paper, imperforate U.S. #1 - First U.S. Postage Stamp

    On July 1, 1847, the first US postage stamps went on sale.  The 5¢ issue of 1847 (US #1) features a portrait of Benjamin Franklin, the man responsible for organizing America's postal service back in the 1700s.  Postal clerks used scissors to cut the stamps from sheets, as perforations weren't in use yet.  Today, US #1 is a valued piece of American postal history and a lucky find in any condition.

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U.S. #E1
1885 10¢ Messenger Running
Special Delivery

Issue Date: October 1, 1885
City: Washington, DC
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Engraved
Perforations:
12
Color: Blue
 
Issued on October 1, 1885, U.S. #E1 was the first stamp in a service that would forever change the U.S. mail – Special Delivery.  U.S. #E1 has been called “one of the unpolished gems of the late 19th and 20th century postal service.”

U.S. #E1 bears the inscription “secures immediate delivery,” and that’s exactly what it did.  As soon as a letter bearing a “speedy” was received at a post office, it was given immediate attention.  In fact, these letters were normally delivered within 20 minutes of their arrival!

In this age of cell phones and e-mail, it’s hard to imagine just how important Special Delivery really was.  #E1 inaugurated the service and permanently changed the way America received its urgent mail. 

Voted one of the 100 Greatest American Stamps by collectors, E1 is a distinctive addition to your collection.