The United States Post Office Department issued its first postal card in 1873. The original rate was 1¢, and the first U.S. postal card was printed in brown with the image of Liberty inside an ornate oval frame. Modern U.S. postal cards usually have a full-color design as part of the imprinted stamp. To date, more than 370 different U.S. postal cards have been issued since the first appeared 126 years ago. Postal cards make up an enjoyable part of the stamp hobby and are a significant element of U.S. postal history. Add these neat postal cards to your collection today!