Carrier’s Stamps - (Stamps)

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Carriers Stamps - (Stamps) Until 1860 when you purchase4d a United States Postage Stamp it only covered the postage from one Post Office to another, then a local private carrier would deliver the item, to insure that these private carriers were paid carrier stamps were issued. This specialized category of stamps existed mainly from 1842 to 1860.

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