Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1882

President: Chester A. Arthur · Postmaster General: Timothy O. Howe.
Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per half ounce · Card Rate: 1¢ · Registry Fee: 10¢ · Foreign Rate: 5¢.

Scott 205P4 - Five Cent Brown Garfield Scott 208P4 - Six Cent Rose to Dull Rose Lincoln Re-Engraved Scott 209P4 - Ten Cent Red Brown Jefferson Re-Engraved
5¢ Garfield 6¢ Lincoln 10¢ Jefferson

U.S. Postage Stamps First Issued in 1882 – 6¢ and 10¢ Re-Engraved and 5¢ New Design
American Bank Note Company – Soft Porous Paper – Perf 12 – 200 Subject Plates.

The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1882:
Scott 205 – Five Cent Brown to Gray Brown Garfield – EDU: Feb. 18, 1882 – 170,894,020 issued.
Scott 208 – Six Cent Rose to Dull Rose Lincoln – EDU: June 1, 1882 – about 12 million issued.
Scott 208a – Six Cent Deep Brown Red Lincoln.
Scott 209 – Ten Cent Red Brown Jefferson – EDU: May 4, 1882 – about 151 million issued.
Scott 209b – Ten Cent Black Brown Jefferson.
Scott 205C – Five Cent Gray Brown Garfield – American Bank Note Company Special Printing.

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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