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Postrider
Date Issued: 1973-06-22
Postage Value: 8 cents

Commemorative issue
Communications - American Bicentennial
Postrider

The postrider's "job" was to deliver mail. During the Colonial period, mail was not as heavy nor as frequent as we see today. Most mail was sent by businessmen, professionals, or governments. In addition to their formal role, and because postriders would venture from community to community, they became information providers.

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