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Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1884

President: Chester A. Arthur
Postmasters General: 1/1-10/13: Walter Q. Gresham · 10/14-12/31: Frank Hatton
Domestic Letter Rate: 2¢ per 1/2 oz. · Card Rate:1¢ · Registry Fee: 10¢ · Foreign Rate: 5¢
No new varieties of regular issue stamps were issued in 1884

The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1884:

Postage Due Stamps of 1884 - Red Brown Shade
Scott J15 - One Cent Red Brown Postage Due Design of 1879
Scott J16 - Two Cent Red Brown Postage Due Design of1879
Scott J17 - Three Cent Red Brown Postage Due Design of 1879
Scott J18 - Five Cent Red Brown Postage Due Design of 1879
Scott J19 - Ten Cent Red Brown Postage Due Design of 1879
Scott J20 - Thirty Cent Red Brown Postage Due Design of 1879
Scott J21 - Fifty Cent Red Brown Postage Due Design of 1879

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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