Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1887

1¢ Ultramarine Franklin 2¢ Green Washington 3¢ Vermilion Washington

New Designs and Colors

President: Grover Cleveland · Postmaster General:William F. Vilas
Domestic Letter Rate: 2¢ per oz. · Card Rate: 1¢ · Registry Fee: 10¢ · Foreign Rate: 5¢.

American Bank Note Company – Soft Porous Paper – Perf 12 – 200 Subject Plates.
Scott 212 – One Cent Ultramarine Franklin – EDU: July 5, 1887 – 1,578,043,800 issued.
Scott 213 – Two Cent Green Washington – EDU: Sept. 20, 1887 (9/21/87 on cover) – 4,542,239,300 issued.
Scott 214 – Three Cent Vermilion Washington – EDU: Sept.23, 1887 – 20,167,800 issued.

See also: Designs of the 1870-1888 Regular Issues.

Commemoratives: The first Commemorative stamps were not issued until 1893.
Special Delivery: No new Special Delivery stamps were issued in 1887.

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