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1880
Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1880

President: Rutherford B. Hayes
Postmasters General: Jan. 1 - June 1: David M. Key June 2 - Dec. 31 : Horace Maynard
Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ / half ounce Card Rate: 1¢ Registry Fee: 10¢ Foreign Rate: 5¢

The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1880:

No new varieties of regular issue or postage due stamps were issued in 1880

American Bank Note Company Special Printing - Design of 1869 1¢ Pictorial on Soft Porous Paper
Scott 133 - One Cent Buff Franklin - est. less than 10,000 sold

American Bank Note Company Special Printings - Designs of 1870 on Soft Porous Paper
census information is from: Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc.
Scott 192 - One Cent Dark Ultramarine Franklin - only 30 known
Scott 193 - Two Cent Black Brown Jackson - only 55 known
Scott 194 - Three Cent Blue Green Washington - only 20 known
Scott 195 - Six Cent Dull Rose Lincoln - only 30 known
Scott 196 - Seven Cent Scarlet Vermilion Stanton - only 100 known
Scott 197 - Ten Cent Deep Brown Jefferson - only 30 known
Scott 198 - Twelve Cent Blackish Purple Clay - only 75 known
Scott 199 - Fifteen Cent Orange Webster - only 30 known
Scott 200 - Twenty-Four Cent Dark Violet Scott - only 75 known
Scott 201 - Thirty Cent Greenish Black Hamilton - only 40 known
Scott 202 - Ninety Cent Dull Carmine Perry - only 20 known
Scott 203 - Two Cent Scarlet Vermilion Jackson - only 20 known
Scott 204 - Five Cent Deep Blue Taylor - only 18 known

see also: Designs of the 1870-1888 Regular Issues

Commemoratives: The first Commemorative stamps were not issued until 1893
Special Delivery: The first Special Delivery stamps were not issued until 1885


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