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First perforated U.S. Postage stamps issued

United States of America, 1857, zoomable map
02/24/1857
The first perforated postage stamps were issued in the United States.  They were one cent stamps, blue in color, and portrayed the bust of Benjamin Franklin. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 485.

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