Postage Stamps of the United States - 1884

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Walter Q. Gresham
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Frank Hatton

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1884 "Oh My Darling Clementine"

Postage Rate


Domestic Letter Rate: 2¢ per 1/2 oz.

Card Rate: 1¢

Registry Fee: 10¢

Foreign Rate: 5¢

Stamps

No new varieties of regular issue stamps were issued in 1884

The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1884:
Postage Due Stamps of 1884 - Red Brown Shade
Scott J15 - One Cent Red Brown Postage Due Design of 1879
Scott J16 - Two Cent Red Brown Postage Due Design of1879
Scott J17 - Three Cent Red Brown Postage Due Design of 1879
Scott J18 - Five Cent Red Brown Postage Due Design of 1879
Scott J19 - Ten Cent Red Brown Postage Due Design of 1879
Scott J20 - Thirty Cent Red Brown Postage Due Design of 1879
Scott J21 - Fifty Cent Red Brown Postage Due Design of 1879

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