Postage Stamps of the United States - 1893

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1893 "After The Ball"

Postage Rate


Domestic Letter Rate: 2¢ per oz.

Card Rate: 1¢

Registry Fee: 8¢

Foreign Rate: 5¢




Stamps

Ordinary Postage Stamp First Issued in 1893 - No Triangles
Unwatermarked - Perforated 12 - Flat Plate - Printed By the American Bank Note Company

8¢ Lilac Sherman The eight-cent stamp was issued to meet the new registry rate which began on Jan. 1, 1893

U.S. Commemorative Postage Stamps First Issued in 1893
The Columbian Exposition Issue - Printed by the American Bank Note Company
100 Subject Plates (All of the 1¢ and some of the 2¢ stamps were printed on 200 subject plates)
Unwatermarked Perf 12 Soft Porous Paper
Official First Day: January 2, 1893 ( the 8¢ was issued on March 2)

1¢ Columbus in Sight of Land
2¢ Landing of Columbus
3¢ Flagship of Columbus
4¢ Fleet of Columbus
5¢ Columbus Soliciting Isabella
6¢ Columbus at Barcelona
8¢ Columbus Restored to Favor
10¢ Columbus Presenting Natives
15¢ Columbus Announcing Discovery
30¢ Columbus at La Rabida
50¢ Recall of Columbus
$1 Isabella Pledging Her Jewels
$2 Columbus in Chains
$3 Columbus Describing Third Voyage
$4 Isabella and Columbus
$5 Columbus

The Ten Cent Special Delivery Stamp of 1893
Printed by the American Bank Note Co. on soft porous unwatermarked paper - Flat Plate - Perf 12 - 100 Subject Plates

8¢ Lilac Sherman Special Delivery Stamp of 1893 10¢ Orange "Running Messenger"

The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1893:

Ordinary issue:
Scott 225 - 8¢ Sherman - Lilac to Grayish Lilac - EDU: May 4, 1893 - 12,087,800 issued

Commemoratives:
Scott 230 - 1¢ Columbus in Sight of Land - EDU: Jan. 1, 1893 (FDC) - 449,195,550 issued
Scott 231 - 2¢ Landing of Columbus - EDU: Jan. 1, 1893 (FDC) - 1,464,588,750 issued
Scott 232 - Three Cent Flagship of Columbus - EDU: Jan. 1, 1893 (FDC) - 11,501,250 issued
Scott 233 - Four Cent Fleet of Columbus - EDU: Jan. 1, 1893 (FDC) - 19,181,550 issued
Scott 234 - 5¢ Columbus Soliciting Aid of Isabella - EDU: Jan. 1, 1893 (FDC) - 35,248,250 issued
Scott 235 - 6¢ Columbus Welcomed at Barcelona - EDU: Jan. 2, 1893 (FDC) - 4,707,550 issued
Scott 236 - 8¢ Columbus Restored to Favor - EDU: Mar. 18, 1893 - 10,656,550 issued
Scott 237 - 10¢ Columbus Presenting Natives - EDU: Jan. 1, 1893 (FDC) - 16,516,950 issued
Scott 238 - 15¢ Columbus Announcing His Discovery - EDU: Jan. 26, 1893 - 1,576,950 issued
Scott 239 - 30¢ Columbus at La Rabida - EDU: Jan. 10, 1893 (2/8/93 on cover) - 617,250 issued
Scott 240 - 50¢ Recall of Columbus - EDU: Feb. 8, 1893 - 243,750 issued
Scott 241 - $1 Isabella Pledging Her Jewels - EDU: Jan. 11, 1893 (1/21/93 on cover) - 55,050 issued
Scott 242 - $2 Columbus in Chains - EDU: Jan. 2, 1893 (FDC) - 45,550 issued
Scott 243 - $3 Columbus Describing Third Voyage - EDU: Mar. 24, 1893 - 27,650 issued
Scott 244 - $4 Isabella and Columbus - EDU: Mar. 24, 1893 - 26,350 issued
Scott 245 - $5 Columbus - EDU: Jan. 6, 1893 - 27,350 issued

Special Delivery Stamps:
Scott E3 - 10¢ Orange Running Messenger - Feb. 11, 1893 - 5,099,500 issued No new varieties of the Postage Due stamps were issued in 1893

see also: Designs of the 1890 Regular Issues