Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1891

President: Benjamin Harrison · Postmaster General:John Wanamaker.
Domestic Letter Rate: 2¢ per oz. · Card Rate: 1¢ · Registry Fee: 10¢ · Foreign Rate: 5¢.

The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1891:
No new varieties of regular Issue stamps were issued in 1891.
The first Commemorative stamps were not issued until 1893.
No new varieties of the Special Delivery stamps were issued in 1891.

The Postage Dues Issued in 1891 – Bright Claret Shade (from the designs of 1879)
Unwatermarked – Perforated 12 – Flat Plate – 200 Subject Plates – Soft Porous Paper

Note: The red brown and bright claret are shades of the brown 1879 stamp and were not a separate issue.
The distinction is made by philatelists only and therefore earliest documented usages of these stamps are not applicable.

Scott J22 – One Cent Bright Claret Shade of the Postage Due design of 1879.
Scott J23 – Two Cent Bright Claret Shade of the Postage Due design of 1879.
Scott J24 – Three Cent Bright Claret Shade of the Postage Due design of 1879.
Scott J25 – Five Cent Bright Claret Shade of the Postage Due design of 1879.
Scott J26 – Ten Cent Bright Claret Shade of the Postage Due design of 1879.
Scott J27 – Thirty Cent Bright Claret Shade of the Postage Due design of 1879.
Scott J28 – Fifty Cent Bright Claret Shade of the Postage Due design of 1879.

See also: Designs of the 1890 Regular Issues.

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