Postage Stamps of the United States - 1883

Politics



President
Chester A. Arthur

Postmaster General
1/1-4/2
Timothy O. Howe
4/3-12/31
Walter Q. Gresham

Music



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1883 "A Boy's Best Friend Is His Mother"

Postage Rate


Domestic Letter Rate
1/1-3/2: 3¢ per 1/2 oz.
3/3-12/31: 2¢ per 1/2 oz.

Card Rate: 1¢

Registry Fee: 10¢

Foreign Rate: 5¢


Stamps

2¢ Washington
4¢ Jackson

Scott 210 - Two Cent Red Brown Washington - EDU: Oct. 1, 1883 (FDC) - 4,490,699,200 issued
Scott 211 - Four Cent Blue Green Jackson - EDU: Oct. 1, 1883 (FDC) - 76,164,425 issued
Scott 211B - Two Cent Pale Red Brown Washington - ABNCo. Special Printing ~1000 specimens issued
Scott 211D - Four Cent Deep Blue Green Jackson - ABNCo. Special Printing - 26 copies were sold

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