Postage Stamps of the United States - 1879

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Postage Rate


Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per ½ oz

Card Rate: 1¢

Registry Fee: 10¢

Foreign Rate: 5¢


Stamps

Printed by the American Bank Note Co. on soft porous paper on 200 subject plates with 2 panes of 100 stamps each and perforated 12.
Many of the stamps had Secret Marks.

1¢ Franklin
2¢ Jackson
3¢ Washington
5¢ Taylor
6¢ Lincoln
10¢ Jefferson
10¢ w/secret mark
15¢ Webster
30¢ Hamilton
90¢ Perry

American Bank Note Stamps

The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1879:
Scott 182 - One Cent Dark Ultramarine Franklin - EDU: Jan. 3, 1879 - 591,765,900 issued
Scott 183 - Two Cent Vermilion Jackson - EDU: Aug. 19, 1878 - 547,073,700 issued
Scott 184 - Three Cent Green Washington - EDU: July 2, 1878 - about 1.3 billion issued
Scott 185 - Five Cent Dark Blue Taylor - EDU: Jan. 16, 1879 - about 42 million issued
Scott 186 - Six Cent Dull Pink Lincoln - EDU: July 1, 1879 - about 21 million issued
Scott 187 - Ten Cent Brn.-Yellow Brown Jefferson - w/o secret mark- EDU: Sep. 5, 1879 - about 11 million issued
Scott 188 - Ten Cent Brn.-Yellow Brown Jefferson - with secret mark- EDU: Oct. 5, 1878 - about 22 million issued
Scott 189 - Fifteen Cent Red Orange Webster- EDU: Jan. 20, 1879 - over 14 million issued
Scott 190 - Thirty Cent Greenish Black to Full Black Hamilton- EDU: April 5, 1881 - over 4 million issued
Scott 191 - Ninety Cent Carmine Rose Oliver Perry- EDU: June 24, 1882 - about 280,760 issued

Commemoratives: The first Commemorative stamps were not issued until 1893
Special Delivery: The first Special Delivery stamps were not issued until 1885

see also: Designs of the 1870-1888 Regular Issues


1¢ Due
2¢ Due
3¢ Due
5¢ Due
10¢ Due
30¢ Due
50¢ Due

Postage Dues of 1879:
American Bank Note Company - Soft porous paper - 200 subject plates in 2 panes of 100 stamps each
Scott J1 - One Cent Brown - EDU: July 5, 1879
Scott J2 - Two Cent Brown - EDU: July 27, 1879
Scott J3 - Three Cent Brown - EDU: June 18, 1879
Scott J4 - Five Cent Brown - EDU: July 7, 1879
Scott J5 - Ten Cent Brown - EDU: Oct. 7, 1879
Scott J6 - Thirty Cent Deep Brown
Scott J7 - Fifty Cent Brown

American Bank Note Co. Special Printings - Postage Due Designs of 1879:
Scott J8 - One Cent Deep Brown Postage Due
Scott J9 - Two Cent Deep Brown Postage Due
Scott J10 - Three Cent Deep Brown Postage Due
Scott J11 - Five Cent Deep Brown Postage Due
Scott J12 - Ten Cent Deep Brown Postage Due
Scott J13 - Thirty Cent Deep Brown Postage Due
Scott J14 - Fifty Cent Deep Brown Postage Due