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1894
Postage Stamps of the United States - The 1st Bureau Issues of 1894
President: Grover Cleveland · Postmaster General: Wilson S. Bissell
Domestic Letter Rate: 2¢/oz. · Card Rate: 1¢ · Registry Fee: 8¢ · Foreign Rate: 5¢
Note that many of the following are stamps on watermarked paper from the issue of 1895

1¢ Ultramarine Franklin 1¢ Dark Blue Franklin 2¢ Carmine Washington 3¢ Purple Jackson 4¢ Dark Brown Lincoln

5¢ Lt. Brown Grant 6¢ Lt. Maroon Garfield 8¢ Violet Brown Sherman 10¢ Milori Green Webster 15¢ Dark Blue Clay

50¢ Orange Jefferson $1 Black Perry $2 Sapphire Blue Madison $5 Dark Green Marshall

The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1894:

Ordinary issue:
On Oct. 31, 1894 the 30¢ and the 90¢ stamps of the Series of 1890 were discontinued and replaced with the 50¢ and $1 stamps listed here.
Printed by the Bureau of Engraving & Printing on soft porous unwatermarked paper - Perf 12
Scott 246 - 1¢ Franklin - Ultramarine - about 67 million issued sometime on or after 10/10/94 - EDU: 10/17/94
Scott 247 - 1¢ Franklin - Blue - about 340 million issued - EDU: 11/5/94
Scott 248 - 2¢ Washington Pink Type I - about 35 million issued sometime on or after 10/5/94 - EDU: 10/16/94
Scott 249 - 2¢ Carmine Lake Type I - about 96 million issued - EDU: 10/11/94
Scott 250 - 2¢ Carmine Type I - about 910 million issued - EDU: 10/15/94
Scott 250a - 2¢ Rose Type I - EDU: 10/13/94 - see also: Distinguish the Types of the Two Cent Triangles
Scott 253 - 3¢ Jackson - Purple - 20,214,300 issued on or after 9/24/94 - EDU: 10/20/94 (11/15/94 on cover)
Scott 254 - 4¢ Lincoln - Velvet Brown - 16,718,150 issued on or after 9/11/94 - EDU: 10/16/94 (12/5/94 on cover)
Scott 255 - 5¢ Grant - Brown - 30,688,840 issued sometime on or after 9/28/94 - EDU: 10/23/94
Scott 256 - 6¢ Garfield - Chocolate - 5,120,800 issued sometime on or after July 18, 1894 - EKU: 8/11/94
8¢ Sherman - there was an adequate supply of the ABNCo 8¢ stamp and the 1st Bureau 8¢ "triangles" were not issued until 1895
Scott 258 - 10¢ Webster - Milori Green - 12,263,180 issued sometime on or after 9/17/94 - EDU: 11/19/94
Scott 259 - 15¢ Clay - Dark Blue - 1,583,920 issued sometime on or after 10/15/94 - EDU: 12/6/94
Scott 260 - 50¢ Jefferson - Orange - 175,330 issued - EDU: 12/12/94 (1/15/95 on cover)
Scott 261 - $1 Perry - Black - Type I - 26,284 issued - EDU: 1/18/95
Scott 261A - $1 Perry - Type II - 8,762 issued - EDU: 3/22/95 - see also: Distinguish the Types of the $1 Perry Triangle
Scott 262 - $2 Madison - Sapphire Blue - 10,027 issued - EDU: 7/6/95 (7/15/95 on cover)
Scott 263 - $5 Marshall - Dark Green - 6,251 issued - EDU: 7/6/96
see also: Designs of 1898

Commemoratives: No new varieties of Commemorative stamps were issued in 1894

Special Delivery Stamp Issued in 1894
Scott E4 - 10¢ Running Messenger of 1894 - Unwatermarked with Line Under "CENTS" - EDU: October 25, 1894
Printed by the Bureau of Engraving & Printing on soft porous unwatermarked paper - Perf 12
see also: Special Delivery Stamps

Postage Due Stamps Issued in 1894 - 1st Bureau Issue
For images see: U.S. Postage Due Stamps of 1894
Printed by the Bureau of Engraving & Printing on soft porous unwatermarked paper - Perf 12
Scott J29 - 1¢ Vermilion - Design of 1894
Scott J30 - 2¢ Deep Claret - Design of 1894
Scott J31 - 1¢ Deep Claret - Design of 1894 - Issue date: August 14, 1894
Scott J32 - 2¢ Deep Claret - Design of 1894 - Issue date: July 20, 1894
Scott J35 - 10¢ Deep Claret - Design of 1894 - Issue date: September 24, 1894
The 30¢ and 50¢ 1st Bureau Postage Dues were not issued until 1895.


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