Postage Stamps of the United States - 1891

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John Wanamaker

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1891 "The Bell Buoy"

Postage Rate


Domestic Letter Rate: 2¢ per oz.

Card Rate: 1¢

Registry Fee: 10¢

Foreign Rate: 5¢




Stamps

The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1891:
No new varieties of regular Issue stamps were issued in 1891
The first commemorative stamps were not issued until 1893
No new varieties of the Special Delivery stamps were issued in 1891

The Postage Dues Issued in 1891 - Bright Claret Shade (from the designs of 1879)
Unwatermarked - Perforated 12 - Flat Plate - 200 Subject Plates - Soft Porous Paper

Note: The red brown and bright claret are shades of the brown 1879 stamp and were not a separate issue.
The distinction is made by philatelists only and therefore earliest documented usages of these stamps are not applicable.

Scott J22 - One Cent Bright Claret Shade of the Postage Due design of 1879
Scott J23 - Two Cent Bright Claret Shade of the Postage Due design of 1879
Scott J24 - Three Cent Bright Claret Shade of the Postage Due design of 1879
Scott J25 - Five Cent Bright Claret Shade of the Postage Due design of 1879
Scott J26 - Ten Cent Bright Claret Shade of the Postage Due design of 1879
Scott J27 - Thirty Cent Bright Claret Shade of the Postage Due design of 1879
Scott J28 - Fifty Cent Bright Claret Shade of the Postage Due design of 1879

see also: Designs of the 1890 Regular Issues