Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1868

President: Andrew Johnson · Postmaster General: Alexander Randall.
Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per ½ oz. · Registry Fee: 20¢ – stamp required.

The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1868:
Designs of 1861-1867 with Grill

Scott 80 – 5¢ Brown Jefferson “A” Grill – about 2000 issued (only 8 known).
Scott 80a – 5¢ Dark Brown Jefferson “A” Grill.
Scott 81 – 30¢ Orange Franklin “A” Grill – about 2000 issued (only 8 known).
Scott 82 – 3¢ Rose Wash. “B” Grill – EDU: February 1868 – about 1000 issued (only 4 known).
Scott 84 – 2¢ Black Jackson “D” Grill – EDU: Feb. 15, 1868 – believed < 100,000 issued.
Scott 85 – 3¢ Rose Washington “D” Grill – EDU: Feb. 2, 1868 – about 500,000.
Scott 85A – 1¢ Blue Franklin “Z” Grill – about 1000 issued (only 2 Known).
Scott 85B – 2¢ Black Jackson “Z” Grill – EDU: Jan. 17 (on piece); Feb. 11 (on cover) – about 500,000 issued.
Scott 85C – 3¢ Rose Washington “Z” Grill – EDU: Feb. 12, 1868 – about 100,000 issued.
Scott 85D – 10¢ Green Washington “Z” Grill – about 2000 issued (only 6 known).
Scott 85E – 12¢ Black Washington “Z” Grill – EDU: Feb. 15, 1868 – about 100,000 issued.
Scott 85F – 15¢ Black Lincoln “Z” Grill – less than 1000 issued (only 2 known).
Scott 86 – 1¢ Blue Franklin “E” Grill – EDU: March 9, 1868 – about 3 million issued.
Scott 86a – 1¢ Dull Blue Franklin “E” Grill.
Scott 87 – 2¢ Black Jackson “E” Grill – EDU: March 11, 1868 – about 25 million issued.
Scott 88 – 3¢ Rose Washington “E” Grill – EDU: Feb. 12, 1868 – about 80 million issued.
Scott 88a – 3¢ Lake Red Washington “E” Grill.
Scott 89 – 10¢ Green to Dark Green Washington “E” Grill EDU: Feb. 21, 1868 – about 1.5 million issued.
Scott 90 – 12¢ Black Washington “E” Grill – EDU: Mar. 3, 1868 – about 1 million issued.
Scott 91 – 15¢ Black Lincoln “E” Grill – EDU: May 2, 1868 – about 500,000 issued.
Scott 92 – 1¢ Blue Franklin “F” Grill – EDU: Aug. 11, 1868 – about 7 million issued.
Scott 92a – 1¢ Pale Blue Franklin “F” Grill .
Scott 93 – 2¢ Black Jackson “F” Grill – EDU: March 27, 1868 – about 50 million issued.
Scott 94 – 3¢ Red Washington “F” Grill- EDU: March 21, 1868 – about 225 million issued.
Scott 94a – 3¢ Rose Washington “F” Grill.
Scott 95 – 5¢ Brown to Dark Brown Jefferson “F” Grill – EDU: Aug. 19, 1868 – about 680,000 issued.
Scott 95a – 5¢ Black Brown Jefferson “F” Grill.
Scott 96 – 10¢ Yellow Green Washington “F” Grill – EDU: May 28, 1868 – about 3.8 million issued.
Scott 96a – 10¢ Dark Green Washington “F” Grill.
Scott 97 – 12¢ Black Washington “F” Grill – EDU: May 27, 1868 – about 2.6 million issued.
Scott 98 – 15¢ Black Lincoln “F” Grill – EDU: May 4, 1868 – about 2 million issued.
Scott 99 – 24¢ Gray to Gray Lilac Washington “F” Grill – EDU: Jan. 5, 1869 – about 200,000 issued.
Scott 100 – 30¢ Orange to Deep Orange Franklin “F” Grill- EDU: Nov. 10, 1868 – about 280,000 issued.
Scott 101 – 90¢ Blue to Dark Blue Washington “F” Grill – EDU: May 8, 1869 – about 30,000 issued.

See also: Designs of the 1861-1868 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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