Enter our monthly Stamp "I.Q." Contest just by answering the question below.
Each month we will
randomly draw one winner from among all correct answers
award a very desirable grand prize! Everyone who enters will receive a
monthly E-Mail bulletin announcing our latest "I.Q." Contest.
Answers must be submitted by the 25th of the month
received after that date may not be part of the drawing,
as our winner is typically picked
shortly after that date.
Our March 2017 Grand Prize
Scott# 3648 $13.65 (2002) Capitol Dome
U.S. Express Service Issue
Fleetwood Cacheted First Day Cover
Posted Washington DC - Jul 30, 2002
Stunning FRESH Cover
A Lovely Example of This Popular Issue
Russell Barber of New York
was our Jan-Feb IQ
contest winner, answering:
the Treasury stamps pictured were part of the
U.S. Official Stamps series for use by government offices,
and were issued between 1873 and 1881. An Act of Congress,
approved on March 3, 1873, abolished the
franking privilege for government mail and provided for
the issue of "Official postage stamps" for each government department.
Pictured above is a 1998 U.S. stamp issued
in direct interest of Breast Cancer Research.
This stamp was the first of it's kind for the United States.
Our question is this: What category of issued postage stamps does this stamp fall into?
AND - what countries & when were the first stamps of this type from another nation issued?
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