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1882
Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1882
President: Chester A. Arthur · Postmaster General: Timothy O. Howe
Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per half ounce · Card Rate: 1¢ · Registry Fee: 10¢ · Foreign Rate: 5¢

5¢ Garfield 6¢ Lincoln 10¢ Jefferson

U.S. Postage Stamps First Issued in 1882 - 6¢ and 10¢ Re-Engraved and 5¢ New Design
American Bank Note Company - Soft Porous Paper - Perf 12 - 200 Subject Plates

The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1882:
Scott 205 - Five Cent Brown to Gray Brown Garfield - EDU: Feb. 18, 1882 - 170,894,020 issued
Scott 208 - Six Cent Rose to Dull Rose Lincoln - EDU: June 1, 1882 - about 12 million issued
Scott 208a - Six Cent Deep Brown Red Lincoln
Scott 209 - Ten Cent Red Brown Jefferson - EDU: May 4, 1882 - about 151 million issued
Scott 209b - Ten Cent Black Brown Jefferson
Scott 205C - Five Cent Gray Brown Garfield - American Bank Note Company Special Printing

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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