Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1880

President: Rutherford B. Hayes.
Postmasters General: Jan. 1 – June 1: David M. Key · June 2 – Dec. 31 : Horace Maynard.
Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ / half ounce · Card Rate: 1¢ · Registry Fee: 10¢ · Foreign Rate: 5¢.

The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1880:

No new varieties of regular issue or postage due stamps were issued in 1880

American Bank Note Company Special Printing – Design of 1869 1¢ Pictorial on Soft Porous Paper
Scott 133 – One Cent Buff Franklin – est. less than 10,000 sold

American Bank Note Company Special Printings – Designs of 1870 on Soft Porous Paper

Scott 192 – One Cent Dark Ultramarine Franklin – only 30 known.
Scott 193 – Two Cent Black Brown Jackson – only 55 known.
Scott 194 – Three Cent Blue Green Washington – only 20 known.
Scott 195 – Six Cent Dull Rose Lincoln – only 30 known.
Scott 196 – Seven Cent Scarlet Vermilion Stanton – only 100 known.
Scott 197 – Ten Cent Deep Brown Jefferson – only 30 known.
Scott 198 – Twelve Cent Blackish Purple Clay – only 75 known.
Scott 199 – Fifteen Cent Orange Webster – only 30 known.
Scott 200 – Twenty-Four Cent Dark Violet Scott – only 75 known.
Scott 201 – Thirty Cent Greenish Black Hamilton – only 40 known.
Scott 202 – Ninety Cent Dull Carmine Perry – only 20 known.
Scott 203 – Two Cent Scarlet Vermilion Jackson – only 20 known.
Scott 204 – Five Cent Deep Blue Taylor – only 18 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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