Postage Stamps of the United States - 1882

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Chester A. Arthur

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Timothy O. Howe

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1881 "The Old Brigade"

Postage Rate


Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per ½ oz

Card Rate: 1¢

Registry Fee: 10¢

Foreign Rate: 5¢


Stamps

1¢ Franklin of 1881
1¢ Franklin of 1881
6¢ Lincoln

U.S. Postage Stamps First Issued in 1882 - 6¢ and 10¢ Re-Engraved and 5¢ New Design
American Bank Note Company - Soft Porous Paper - Perf 12 - 200 Subject Plates

The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1882:
Scott 205 - Five Cent Brown to Gray Brown Garfield - EDU: Feb. 18, 1882 - 170,894,020 issued
Scott 208 - Six Cent Rose to Dull Rose Lincoln - EDU: June 1, 1882 - about 12 million issued
Scott 208a - Six Cent Deep Brown Red Lincoln
Scott 209 - Ten Cent Red Brown Jefferson - EDU: May 4, 1882 - about 151 million issued
Scott 209b - Ten Cent Black Brown Jefferson
Scott 205C - Five Cent Gray Brown Garfield - American Bank Note Company Special Printing

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