Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1878

President: Rutherford B. Hayes· Postmaster General: David M. Key.
Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per 1/2 oz. · Card Rate: 1¢ · Registry Fee: 10¢ · Foreign Rate: 5¢.

The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1878:

Scott 183 – Two Cent Vermilion Jackson – EDU: Aug. 19, 1878 – 547,073,700 issued.
Scott 184 – Three Cent Green Washington – EDU: July 2, 1878 – about 1.3 billion issued.
Scott 188 – Ten Cent Brn.-Yellow Brown Jefferson – with secret mark – EDU: Oct. 5, 1878 – about 22 million issued.

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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