Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1884

President: Chester A. Arthur.
Postmasters General: 1/1-10/13: Walter Q. Gresham · 10/14-12/31: Frank Hatton.
Domestic Letter Rate: 2¢ per 1/2 oz. · Card Rate:1¢ · Registry Fee: 10¢ · Foreign Rate: 5¢.
No new varieties of regular issue stamps were issued in 1884.

The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1884:

Postage Due Stamps of 1884 – Red Brown Shade.
Scott J15 – One Cent Red Brown Postage Due Design of 1879.
Scott J16 – Two Cent Red Brown Postage Due Design of1879.
Scott J17 – Three Cent Red Brown Postage Due Design of 1879.
Scott J18 – Five Cent Red Brown Postage Due Design of 1879.
Scott J19 – Ten Cent Red Brown Postage Due Design of 1879.
Scott J20 – Thirty Cent Red Brown Postage Due Design of 1879.
Scott J21 – Fifty Cent Red Brown Postage Due Design of 1879.

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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