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Good used, previously hinged 1925 Harding Stamp ready to be added to your collection!
Series of 1923-26 1 ½¢ Warren Harding
Issue Date: March 19, 1925
First City: Washington, D.C.
Quantity Issued: 2,146,673,000
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary Press
Perforation: 10 vertically
Color: Deep brown
U.S. #598 was the solution for a sudden rate increase for third class mail. In December 1924, Congress received the results of a postal rate study, which showed that nearly every type of mail service offered resulted in a financial loss. In particular, the number of third class mailings, such as circulars, was growing rapidly. But their rate of 1¢ for the first two ounces hadn’t changed since 1879 – over 40 years.