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U.S. Postage Stamps
First Issued in 1875
2¢ Vermilion Jackson 5¢ Blue Taylor

President: Ulysses S. Grant · Postmaster General: Marshall Jewel
Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per 1/2 oz. · Card Rate: 1¢ · Foreign Rate: 5¢
Registry Fee: Jan. 1 - Jun. 30: 8¢ · Jul. 1 - Dec. 31: 10¢

U.S. Postage Stamps First Issued in 1875
Continental Bank Note Company - Hard White Paper - Perf 12 - 200 Subject Plates
Scott 178 - 2¢ Vermilion Jackson - EDU: July 15, 1875 - about 112 million issued
Scott 179 - 5¢ Deep Blue Taylor - EDU: July 10, 1875 - about 15 million issued

Special Printings - Redesigns of 1847
Five Cent Red Brown Franklin - 4779 issued
Ten Cent Black Washington - 3883 issued

Special Printings - Designs of 1851-1860
Perf 12 - Printed by the Continental Bank Note Co.
One Cent Bright Blue Franklin - 3846 issued
Three Cent Scarlet Washington - 479 issued
Five Cent Orange Brown Jefferson - 878 issued
Ten Cent Blue Green Washington - 516 issued
Twelve Cent Greenish Black Washington - 489 issued
Twenty-Four Cent Blackish Violet Washington - 479 issued
Thirty Cent Yellow Orange Franklin - 480 issued
Ninety Cent Deep Blue Washington - 454 issued

Special Printings - Designs of 1861-1866
Perf 12 - Printed by the National Bank Note Company
Scott 102 - One Cent Blue Franklin - 3195 issued
Scott 103 - Two Cent Black Jackson - 979 issued
Scott 104 - Three Cent Brown Red Washington - 465 issued
Scott 105 - Five Cent Brown Jefferson - 672 issued
Scott 106 - Ten Cent Green Washington - 451 issued
Scott 107 - Twelve Cent Black Washington - 389 issued
Scott 108 - Fifteen Cent Black Lincoln - 397 issued
Scott 109 - Twenty-Four Cent Deep Violet Washington - 346 issued
Scott 110 - Thirty Cent Brownish Orange Franklin - 346 issued
Scott 111 - Ninety Cent Blue Washington - 317 issued

Special Printings - Designs of 1869
Perf 12 - Printed by the National Bank Note Company
Scott 123 - One Cent Buff Franklin - 10,000 issued
Scott 124 - Two Cent Brown Pony Express - 4755 issued
Scott 125 - Three Cent Blue Locomotive - 1406 issued
Scott 126 - Six Cent Blue Washington - 2226 issued
Scott 127 - Ten Cent Yellow Shield and Eagle - 1947 issued
Scott 128 - Twelve Cent Green S.S. Adriatic - 1584 issued
Scott 129 - 15¢ (Type III) Landing of Columbus - 1981 issued
Scott 130 - 24¢ Cent Green & Violet Dec. of Independence - 2091 issued
Scott 131 - 30¢ Shield, Eagle & Flags - 1535 issued
Scott 132 - 90¢ Carmine & Black Lincoln - 1356 issued

Special Printings - Designs of 1873
Perf 12 - Printed by the Continental Bank Note Company
census information: Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc.
Scott 167 - One Cent Ultramarine Franklin - only 40 known
Scott 168 - Two Cent Dark Brown Jackson - only 75 known
Scott 169 - Three Cent Blue Green Washington - only 40 known
Scott 170 - Six Cent Dull Rose Lincoln - only 35 known
Scott 171 - Seven Cent Reddish Vermilion Stanton - only 50 known
Scott 172 - Ten Cent Pale Brown Jefferson - only 40 known
Scott 173 - Twelve Cent Dark Violet Clay - only 60 known
Scott 174 - Fifteen Cent Bright Orange Webster - only 40 known
Scott 175 - Twenty-Four Cent Dull Purple Scott - only 90 known
Scott 176 - Thirty Cent Greenish Black Hamilton - only 40 known
Scott 177 - Ninety Cent Violet Carmine Perry - only 40 known

Special Printings - Designs of 1875
Perf 12 - Printed by the Continental Bank Note Company
census information: Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc.
Scott 180 - Two Cent Carmine Vermilion Jackson - only 23 known
Scott 181 - Five Cent Bright Blue Taylor - only 10 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
Postage Dues: The first Postage Due Stamps were not issued until 1879


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