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1868
Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1868

President: Andrew Johnson · Postmaster General: Alexander Randall
Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per ½ oz. · Registry Fee: 20¢ - stamp required

The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1868:
Designs of 1861-1867 with Grill

Scott 80 - 5¢ Brown Jefferson "A" Grill - about 2000 issued (only 8 known)
Scott 80a - 5¢ Dark Brown Jefferson "A" Grill
Scott 81 - 30¢ Orange Franklin "A" Grill - about 2000 issued (only 8 known)
Scott 82 - 3¢ Rose Wash. "B" Grill - EDU: February 1868 - about 1000  issued (only 4 known)
Scott 84 - 2¢ Black Jackson "D" Grill - EDU: Feb. 15, 1868 - believed < 100,000 issued
Scott 85 - 3¢ Rose Washington "D" Grill - EDU: Feb. 2, 1868  - about 500,000
Scott 85A - 1¢ Blue Franklin "Z" Grill - about 1000 issued (only 2 Known)
Scott 85B - 2¢ Black Jackson "Z" Grill - EDU: Jan. 17 (on piece); Feb. 11 (on cover) - about 500,000 issued
Scott 85C - 3¢ Rose Washington "Z" Grill - EDU: Feb. 12, 1868 - about 100,000 issued
Scott 85D - 10¢ Green Washington "Z" Grill - about 2000 issued (only 6 known)
Scott 85E - 12¢ Black Washington "Z" Grill - EDU: Feb. 15, 1868 - about 100,000 issued
Scott 85F - 15¢ Black Lincoln "Z" Grill - less than 1000 issued (only 2 known)
Scott 86 - 1¢ Blue Franklin "E" Grill - EDU: March 9, 1868 - about 3 million issued
Scott 86a - 1¢ Dull Blue Franklin "E" Grill
Scott 87 - 2¢ Black Jackson "E" Grill - EDU: March 11, 1868 - about 25 million issued
Scott 88 - 3¢ Rose Washington "E" Grill - EDU: Feb. 12, 1868 - about 80 million issued
Scott 88a - 3¢ Lake Red Washington "E" Grill
Scott 89 - 10¢ Green to Dark Green Washington "E" Grill EDU: Feb. 21, 1868 - about 1.5 million issued
Scott 90 - 12¢ Black Washington "E" Grill - EDU: Mar. 3, 1868 - about 1 million issued
Scott 91 - 15¢ Black Lincoln "E" Grill - EDU: May 2, 1868 - about 500,000 issued
Scott 92 - 1¢ Blue Franklin "F" Grill - EDU: Aug. 11, 1868 - about 7 million issued
Scott 92a - 1¢ Pale Blue Franklin "F" Grill
Scott 93 - 2¢ Black Jackson "F" Grill - EDU: March 27, 1868 - about 50 million issued
Scott 94 - 3¢ Red Washington "F" Grill- EDU: March 21, 1868 - about 225 million issued
Scott 94a - 3¢ Rose Washington "F" Grill
Scott 95 - 5¢ Brown to Dark Brown Jefferson "F" Grill - EDU: Aug. 19, 1868 - about 680,000 issued
Scott 95a - 5¢ Black Brown Jefferson "F" Grill
Scott 96 - 10¢ Yellow Green Washington "F" Grill - EDU: May 28, 1868 - about 3.8 million issued
Scott 96a - 10¢ Dark Green Washington "F" Grill
Scott 97 - 12¢ Black Washington "F" Grill - EDU: May 27, 1868 - about 2.6 million issued
Scott 98 - 15¢ Black Lincoln "F" Grill - EDU: May 4, 1868 - about 2 million issued
Scott 99 - 24¢ Gray to Gray Lilac Washington "F" Grill - EDU: Jan. 5, 1869 - about 200,000 issued
Scott 100 - 30¢ Orange to Deep Orange Franklin "F" Grill- EDU: Nov. 10, 1868 - about 280,000 issued
Scott 101 - 90¢ Blue to Dark Blue Washington "F" Grill - EDU: May 8, 1869 - about 30,000 issued
see also: Designs of All 1861-1868 Regular Issues

Commemoratives: The first Commemorative stamps were not issued until 1893
Special Delivery: The first Special Delivery stamps were not issued until 1885
Postage Dues: The first Postage Due Stamps were not issued until 1879


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