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Ordinary Postage Stamps – Issue of 1914

The discontinuance of distinctive parcel-post stamps made it necessary to issue five new denominations of ordinary stamps to take their place. The new stamps are of the same shape (a rectangle on end) and size (about 7/8 by 23/32 inch ) as the other ordinary stamps, series of 1912, and are described as follows:

Description of Ordinary US Postage Stamps of 1914

The 7-cent stamp bears the head of Washington in profile, from Houdon’s bust, looking to the left. The border design is the same as that of the first six denominations of the current series. Continue reading “Ordinary Postage Stamps – Issue of 1914”