Postage Stamps of the United States - 1887

Politics


President
Grover Cleveland

Postmaster General
William Vilas

Music



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1887 "'Neath The Old Maple Tree"

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¢





Stamp

1¢ Ultramarine Franklin
2¢ Green Washington
3¢ Vermilion Washington

New Designs and Colors
President: Grover Cleveland Postmaster General:William F. Vilas
Domestic Letter Rate: 2¢ per oz. Card Rate: 1¢ Registry Fee: 10¢ Foreign Rate: 5¢

American Bank Note Company - Soft Porous Paper - Perf 12 - 200 Subject Plates
Scott 212 - One Cent Ultramarine Franklin - EDU: July 5, 1887 - 1,578,043,800 issued
Scott 213 - Two Cent Green Washington - EDU: Sept. 20, 1887 (9/21/87 on cover) - 4,542,239,300 issued
Scott 214 - Three Cent Vermilion Washington - EDU: Sept.23, 1887 - 20,167,800 issued

Commemoratives: The first Commemorative stamps were not issued until 1893
Special Delivery: No new Special Delivery stamps were issued in 1887

see also: Designs of the 1870-1888 Regular Issues