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U.S. Postage Stamps
First Issued in 1881
1¢ Franklin of 1881 3¢ Washington of 1881

American Bank Note Company - Soft Porous Paper - Perf 12 - 200 Subject Plates
Presidents: 1/1-3/3: Rutherford B. Hayes · 3/4-9/20: James Garfield · 9/20-12/31: Chester A. Arthur
Postmasters General: 1/1-3/4: Horace Maynard · 3/5-12/19: Thomas L. James· 12/20-12/31: Timothy O. Howe
Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per 1/2 oz. · Card Rate: 1¢ · Registry Fee: 10¢ · Foreign Rate: 5¢

The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1881:
Scott 206 - One Cent Gray Blue Franklin - EDU: Nov. 2, 1881 - over 2 billion issued
Scott 207 - Three Cent Blue Green Washington - EDU: August 7, 1881 - about 1.5 billion issued

American Bank Note Company Special Printing - Design of 1869 Pictorial:
Scott 133a - One Cent Brown Orange Franklin - est. less than 15,000 sold

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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