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U.S. Postal Service emblem
Date Issued: 1971-07-01
Postage Value: 8 cents

U.S. Postal Service emblem

This stamp issue marked the inception of the new postal system under the direction of Postmaster General Winston M. Blount, whose aim was to provide a better mail service. Until this date, the postal service was a government operation. With the changeover, it is to be run more as a private business and is considered quasi -governmental. To many stamp collectors, because of the date of issue of this stamp, it is known as the "7-1-71" issue.

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