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    Default Why were there 1 stamps in 1967?

    I happened upon a bunch of 1 U.S. Postage stamps at a yard sale. I looked them up and they're from 1967. Isn't that strange?

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    Default Re: Why were there 1 stamps in 1967?

    Why?

    Prices went up.

    I remember Coke going from 5cents to 6cents.

    Stamps going from one cent to one and a quarter cents and then one and a half cents and then two cents.
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    Default Re: Why were there 1 stamps in 1967?

    Four for five cents? A different time, for sure.

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    Default Re: Why were there 1 stamps in 1967?

    The Postal Workers at my local P.O. had never heard of such a thing.
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    Default Re: Why were there 1 stamps in 1967?

    But like the coke example, a really big price increase.
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    Default Re: Why were there 1 stamps in 1967?

    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
    Why?

    Prices went up.

    I remember Coke going from 5cents to 6cents.

    Stamps going from one cent to one and a quarter cents and then one and a half cents and then two cents.
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    Default Re: Why were there 1 stamps in 1967?

    Quote Originally Posted by jbb View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
    Why?

    Prices went up.

    I remember Coke going from 5cents to 6cents.

    Stamps going from one cent to one and a quarter cents and then one and a half cents and then two cents.
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    Default Re: Why were there 1 stamps in 1967?

    fascinating!!

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    Default Re: Why were there 1 stamps in 1967?

    I remember 1 cent stamps too, both George and Martha Washington had a 1 cent stamp as did Harding.
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    Default Re: Why were there 1 stamps in 1967?

    Is the USPS obliged to honor the 1 value? so 4 stamps = 5 ?
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    Default Re: Why were there 1 stamps in 1967?

    Quote Originally Posted by jbb View Post
    Is the USPS obliged to honor the 1 value? so 4 stamps = 5 ?
    Sure if the stamps have not been canceled, but I think the 1 stamps are worth about 20 on the collectors market.
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    Default Re: Why were there 1 stamps in 1967?

    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jbb View Post
    Is the USPS obliged to honor the 1 value? so 4 stamps = 5 ?
    Sure if the stamps have not been canceled, but I think the 1 stamps are worth about 20 on the collectors market.
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