New Designs of 1883

2¢ Washington 4¢ Jackson

President: Chester A. Arthur.
Postmasters General: 1/1-4/2: Timothy O. Howe · 4/3-12/31: Walter Q. Gresham.
Domestic Letter Rate: 1/1-3/2: 3¢ per 1/2 oz. · 3/3-12/31: 2¢ per 1/2 oz.
Card Rate: 1¢ · Registry Fee: 10¢ · Foreign Rate: 5¢.

New Designs of U.S. Postage Stamps Issued in 1883
American Bank Note Company – Soft Porous Paper – Perf 12 – 200 Subject Plates.
Scott 210 – Two Cent Red Brown Washington – EDU: Oct. 1, 1883 (FDC) – 4,490,699,200 issued.
Scott 211 – Four Cent Blue Green Jackson – EDU: Oct. 1, 1883 (FDC) – 76,164,425 issued.
Scott 211B – Two Cent Pale Red Brown Washington – ABNCo. Special Printing ~1000 specimens issued.
Scott 211D – Four Cent Deep Blue Green Jackson – ABNCo. Special Printing – 26 copies were sold.

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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