US 1865 Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 25c. Scott. PR3 | Newspaper Stamp

US 1865 Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 25c. Scott. PR3 | Newspaper Stamp

Series: Newspaper Stamps

Issued Date: 01-01-1865 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 25c.
Emission: Newspaper
Watermark: No Watermark (Colored Border)

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): PR3
Stanley Gibbons (UK): N81
Michel (Germany): Z3a
Yvert et Tellier (France): J3

Stamp Colors: Orange red
Perforation: line 12
Paper: Thin hard paper
Gum: No gum

Themes: Politicians, Famous People, Heads of State, Men

Printer: The National Bank Note Co.

Description:- A newspaper stamp is a special type of postage stamp used to pay the cost of mailing newspapers and other periodicals. Although many types were issued in the 19th century, typically representing rates reduced from regular mail, they generally fell out of use in the mid-20th century, as mail services began to arrange bulk handling directly with publishers.

The exact use of newspaper stamps varied; small-value stamps were generally intended to be affixed to newspaper wrappers, in much the fashion of regular mail, but with values usually less than regular stamps. Higher values were used on bundles of newspapers, and later on receipts.

The first newspaper stamp was issued by Austria in 1851, and a number of nations soon followed suit. The newspaper stamps of the United States, in use from 1865 to 1898, were always intended for bulk shipments, and with face values ranging up to US$100, are the highest-value newspaper stamps. Newspaper stamps seem to have been printed in great quantities, and almost all types are today inexpensive and easily acquired.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was an American lawyer and statesman who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War and succeeded in preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, bolstering the federal government, and modernizing the U.S. economy.

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