Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1875


2¢ Vermilion Jackson 5¢ Blue Taylor

President: Ulysses S. Grant · Postmaster General: Marshall Jewel.
Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per 1/2 oz. · Card Rate: 1¢ · Foreign Rate: 5¢.
Registry Fee: Jan. 1 – Jun. 30: 8¢ · Jul. 1 – Dec. 31: 10¢.

U.S. Postage Stamps First Issued in 1875

Continental Bank Note Company – Hard White Paper – Perf 12 – 200 Subject Plates.
Scott 178 – 2¢ Vermilion Jackson – EDU: July 15, 1875 – about 112 million issued.
Scott 179 – 5¢ Deep Blue Taylor – EDU: July 10, 1875 – about 15 million issued.

Special Printings – Redesigns of 1847
Five Cent Red Brown Franklin – 4779 issued.
Ten Cent Black Washington – 3883 issued.

Special Printings – Designs of 1851-1860
Perf 12 – Printed by the Continental Bank Note Co.
One Cent Bright Blue Franklin – 3846 issued
Three Cent Scarlet Washington – 479 issued
Five Cent Orange Brown Jefferson – 878 issued
Ten Cent Blue Green Washington – 516 issued
Twelve Cent Greenish Black Washington – 489 issued
Twenty-Four Cent Blackish Violet Washington – 479 issued
Thirty Cent Yellow Orange Franklin – 480 issued
Ninety Cent Deep Blue Washington – 454 issued

Special Printings – Designs of 1861-1866
Perf 12 – Printed by the National Bank Note Company
Scott 102 – One Cent Blue Franklin – 3195 issued
Scott 103 – Two Cent Black Jackson – 979 issued
Scott 104 – Three Cent Brown Red Washington – 465 issued
Scott 105 – Five Cent Brown Jefferson – 672 issued
Scott 106 – Ten Cent Green Washington – 451 issued
Scott 107 – Twelve Cent Black Washington – 389 issued
Scott 108 – Fifteen Cent Black Lincoln – 397 issued
Scott 109 – Twenty-Four Cent Deep Violet Washington – 346 issued
Scott 110 – Thirty Cent Brownish Orange Franklin – 346 issued
Scott 111 – Ninety Cent Blue Washington – 317 issued

Special Printings – Designs of 1869
Perf 12 – Printed by the National Bank Note Company
Scott 123 – One Cent Buff Franklin – 10,000 issued
Scott 124 – Two Cent Brown Pony Express – 4755 issued
Scott 125 – Three Cent Blue Locomotive – 1406 issued
Scott 126 – Six Cent Blue Washington – 2226 issued
Scott 127 – Ten Cent Yellow Shield and Eagle – 1947 issued
Scott 128 – Twelve Cent Green S.S. Adriatic – 1584 issued
Scott 129 – 15¢ (Type III) Landing of Columbus – 1981 issued
Scott 130 – 24¢ Cent Green & Violet Dec. of Independence – 2091 issued
Scott 131 – 30¢ Shield, Eagle & Flags – 1535 issued
Scott 132 – 90¢ Carmine & Black Lincoln – 1356 issued

Special Printings – Designs of 1873
Perf 12 – Printed by the Continental Bank Note Company

Scott 167 – One Cent Ultramarine Franklin – only 40 known
Scott 168 – Two Cent Dark Brown Jackson – only 75 known
Scott 169 – Three Cent Blue Green Washington – only 40 known
Scott 170 – Six Cent Dull Rose Lincoln – only 35 known
Scott 171 – Seven Cent Reddish Vermilion Stanton – only 50 known
Scott 172 – Ten Cent Pale Brown Jefferson – only 40 known
Scott 173 – Twelve Cent Dark Violet Clay – only 60 known
Scott 174 – Fifteen Cent Bright Orange Webster – only 40 known
Scott 175 – Twenty-Four Cent Dull Purple Scott – only 90 known
Scott 176 – Thirty Cent Greenish Black Hamilton – only 40 known
Scott 177 – Ninety Cent Violet Carmine Perry – only 40 known

Special Printings – Designs of 1875
Perf 12 – Printed by the Continental Bank Note Company

Scott 180 – Two Cent Carmine Vermilion Jackson – only 23 known Scott 181 – Five Cent Bright Blue Taylor – only 10 known.

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.
Postage Dues: The first Postage Due Stamps were not issued until 1879.

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