Check out is temporarily disabled for site maintenance. You can still shop, add items to your cart or read articles.

#FA1 – 1955 Certified Mail 15c

Condition
Price
Qty
- Mint Stamp(s)
Ships in 1-2 business days.i$1.00FREE with 50 points!
$1.00
- Used Single Stamp(s)
Ships in 1-2 business days.i$0.50
$0.50
- Unused Stamp(s) (small flaws)
Ships in 1-2 business days.i$0.70FREE with 150 points!
$0.70
- Used Stamp(s) (small flaws)
Ships in 1-2 business days.i$0.40
$0.40
3 More - Click Here
Mounts - Click Here
Condition
Price
Qty
- MM50230x45mm 50 Vertical Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$3.50
$3.50

Get America's Only Certified Mail Stamp Certified Mail is a form of registration – it gives mail special protection and provides the sender with proof of delivery.  A single stamp was issued June 6, 1955, to inaugurate the Certified Mail Service.  This was used in addition to the regular postage and required the recipient to sign for his letter or package upon delivery.

First And Only U.S. Registration Stamp 

On December 1, 1911, the U.S. Post Office Department issued its first and only Registration stamp.

The U.S. first implemented a registered letter system on July 1, 1855. For the next 56 years, mailers could pay the registration fee, which ranged from five to twenty cents over these years, with cash or stamps.

Though there wasn’t a Registered Mail stamp issued during this time, there were Post Office Seals, also known as Official Seals. They had no franking power, meaning they didn’t pay for the delivery of mail, but they did serve an important purpose. The first official seals had one specific role: to seal large “registered packages” containing registered letters that were being transported, thereby preventing tampering with this very secure class of mail.

Then on December 1, 1911, the Post Office issued U.S. #F1, America’s first and only registration stamp for the prepayment of registry fees. This new stamp could only be used to pay the registry fee and was not valid for regular postage. When used in addition to regular postage, this stamp provided special care and handling for an extra fee for a letter or package. Upon receiving the item, the addressee was required to sign a receipt.

There was some confusion among users and postal clerks around these stamps, which led to their misuse. As a result, the Postmaster General abolished the Registration stamp in 1913, but allowed the remaining stock to be used up. After that, the registration fee could be paid by using regular postage stamps.

A similar stamp was issued in 1955. The 15¢ Certified Mail stamp, #FA1. Certified Mail is a form of registration – it gives mail special protection and provides the sender with proof of delivery. A single stamp was issued June 6, 1955, to inaugurate the Certified Mail Service. This was used in addition to the regular postage and required the recipient to sign for his letter or package upon delivery.

Read More - Click Here


  • 1998-2019 U.S. Semi-Postal Stamps, plus FREE 2014 Imperforate Semi-Postal, 8 stamps 1998-2019 U.S. Semi-Postal Stamps

    Semi-postal stamps are issued to serve a double purpose.  Priced higher than regular postage, they pay the current mailing rate plus an added amount contributed to a charitable cause.  As of 2019, eight semi-postal (sometimes called "fundraising") stamps had been issued.  Now you can get them in one easy order and receive the B5a imperforate semi-postal FREE!

    $13.50
    BUY NOW
  • 1990s First Day Covers, Collection of 100 100 First Day Covers Issued During the 1990s
    Some of the stamps I saw in my set of 100 covers highlighted Looney Tunes characters, statehood anniversaries, Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Elvis Presley, Dorothy Parker, and more.  Order your set today.
    $49.95
    BUY NOW
  • 1922-32 Regular Issues, 24 stamps, used 1922-32 Regular Issues, 24 used stamps

    This set of 24 postally used 1922-32 regular issues stamps is a great addition to your collection. Order today to receive: 571, 610, 632, 634, 635, 636, 637, 638, 639, 640, 641, 642, 653,684, 685, 692, 693, 694, 697, 698, 699, 700, 701, and 720.

    $6.25
    BUY NOW

Get America's Only Certified Mail Stamp

Certified Mail is a form of registration – it gives mail special protection and provides the sender with proof of delivery.  A single stamp was issued June 6, 1955, to inaugurate the Certified Mail Service.  This was used in addition to the regular postage and required the recipient to sign for his letter or package upon delivery.

First And Only U.S. Registration Stamp 

On December 1, 1911, the U.S. Post Office Department issued its first and only Registration stamp.

The U.S. first implemented a registered letter system on July 1, 1855. For the next 56 years, mailers could pay the registration fee, which ranged from five to twenty cents over these years, with cash or stamps.

Though there wasn’t a Registered Mail stamp issued during this time, there were Post Office Seals, also known as Official Seals. They had no franking power, meaning they didn’t pay for the delivery of mail, but they did serve an important purpose. The first official seals had one specific role: to seal large “registered packages” containing registered letters that were being transported, thereby preventing tampering with this very secure class of mail.

Then on December 1, 1911, the Post Office issued U.S. #F1, America’s first and only registration stamp for the prepayment of registry fees. This new stamp could only be used to pay the registry fee and was not valid for regular postage. When used in addition to regular postage, this stamp provided special care and handling for an extra fee for a letter or package. Upon receiving the item, the addressee was required to sign a receipt.

There was some confusion among users and postal clerks around these stamps, which led to their misuse. As a result, the Postmaster General abolished the Registration stamp in 1913, but allowed the remaining stock to be used up. After that, the registration fee could be paid by using regular postage stamps.

A similar stamp was issued in 1955. The 15¢ Certified Mail stamp, #FA1. Certified Mail is a form of registration – it gives mail special protection and provides the sender with proof of delivery. A single stamp was issued June 6, 1955, to inaugurate the Certified Mail Service. This was used in addition to the regular postage and required the recipient to sign for his letter or package upon delivery.