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1878
Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1878

President: Rutherford B. Hayes· Postmaster General: David M. Key
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 1878:

Scott 183 - Two Cent Vermilion Jackson - EDU: Aug. 19, 1878 - 547,073,700 issued
Scott 184 - Three Cent Green Washington - EDU: July 2, 1878 - about 1.3 billion issued
Scott 188 - Ten Cent Brn.-Yellow Brown Jefferson - with secret mark - EDU: Oct. 5, 1878 - about 22 million issued

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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