Selling one Circulated 1916 1c Washington Stamp. Historical info belowQuestions welcome. Check out my other items. We are happy to offer combined shipping and will revise the invoice to reflect the cheapest shipping cost given the number of items sold. Comes from SMOKE-FREE HOMESelling the Actual item depicted in the pictures as shown in "Gallery" picture. Remaining pictures are provided for further details. Please zoom in on the pictures and if you have any questions feel free to message me.In 1916, the Postal Service issued the last of the flat plate imperforate stamps, and the first to be printed on unwatermarked paper.The 1¢ Washington was commonly available and could be purchased in full sheets from the Philatelic Agency for up to 10 years after it was first issued.Mail During World War IBecause soldiers didn’t have free franking privileges at the start of the war, the U.S. Post Office issued booklet panes of 1¢ and 2¢ stamps specifically for the American troops in France.When the Act of October 1918 granted that military personnel could send mail free of postage, the booklets were no longer necessary and were returned to the United States.In addition to the Post Office Department, service organizations such as the Red Cross, YMCA, and the Salvation Army provided our troops with a variety of postal cards.Soldiers were issued cards for Christmas and Easter, as well as special cards which were used when troops embarked on their voyage to France, or when a soldier changed camps.These cards carried messages such as “The ship on which I sailed has arrived safely overseas.” or “Hello.Am feeling great.Will write again soon.Am going to camp...” and had blanks for pertinent information and the sender’s name.Blank postcards were also provided for short messages home.