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1980-1989 Definitives

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$9.35 Eagle and Moon single

The period 1980-89 was the first full decade of the United States Postal Service, following the reorganization of the Post Office Department in the early 1970s.

During the 1980s, the Postal Service released the two highest denominated postage stamps ever issued by the United States, the 9.35-dollar and 10.75-dollar Eagle and Moon regular definitive issues. Intended to prepay the postage for Express Mail Next Day Service, these stamps with their iconic design were part of the Postal Service's nationwide multimedia advertising campaign.

Other regular definitive issues released during this period featured an array of topics and themes, many with striking images of the American eagle and the American flag.

Alexander T. Haimann, National Postal Museum

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