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1888
Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1888

4¢ Carmine Jackson 5¢ Indigo Garfield 30¢ Brown Hamilton 90¢ Purple Perry

New Colors of 1888
American Bank Note Company - Soft Porous Paper - Perf 12 - 200 Subject Plates
President: Grover Cleveland · Postmasters: Jan. 1-5: William F. Vilas · Jan. 6 - Dec. 31: Don M. Dickinson
Domestic Letter Rate: 2¢ per oz. · Card Rate: 1¢ · Registry Fee: 10¢ · Foreign Rate: 5¢

New Special Delivery Stamp Design
Note the curved letters of "POST OFFICE"

The Special Delivery Stamp of 1888
American Bank Note Company
Unwatermarked - Flat Plate - Perf 12
100 Subject Plates

The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1888:
Scott 215 - Four Cent Carmine Jackson - EDU: Jan. 18, 1889 - about 28 million issued
Scott 216 - Five Cent Indigo Garfield - EDU: March 15, 1889 - about 59 million issued
Scott 217 - Thirty Cent Tan Hamilton - EDU: Aug. 18, 1889 (9/7/88 on cover) - 710,720 issued
Scott 218 - Ninety Cent Purple Perry - EDU: Oct. 29, 1889 - 103,130 issued

10 Cent Blue Running Messenger - Issued Sept. 6, 1888 - EDU: Oct. 7, 1888 (APS 2010)

Commemoratives: The first Commemorative stamps were not issued until 1893
No new Postage Due stamps were issued in 1888

see also: Designs of the 1870-1888 Regular Issues


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