Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1894

Postage Stamps of the United States – The 1st Bureau Issues of 1894

President: Grover Cleveland · Postmaster General: Wilson S. Bissell.
Domestic Letter Rate: 2¢/oz. · Card Rate: 1¢ · Registry Fee: 8¢ · Foreign Rate: 5¢.
Note that many of the following are stamps on watermarked paper from the issue of 1895.

1¢ Ultramarine Franklin 1¢ Dark Blue Franklin 2¢ Carmine Washington 3¢ Purple Jackson 4¢ Dark Brown Lincoln
5¢ Lt. Brown Grant 6¢ Lt. Maroon Garfield 8¢ Violet Brown Sherman 10¢ Milori Green Webster 15¢ Dark Blue Clay
50¢ Orange Jefferson $1 Black Perry $2 Sapphire Blue Madison $5 Dark Green Marshall

The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1894:

Ordinary issue:

On Oct. 31, 1894 the 30¢ and the 90¢ stamps of the Series of 1890 were discontinued and replaced
with the 50¢ and $1 stamps listed here.

Printed by the Bureau of Engraving & Printing on soft porous unwatermarked paper – Perf 12.

Scott 246 – 1¢ Franklin – Ultramarine – about 67 million issued sometime on or after 10/10/94 – EDU: 10/17/94.
Scott 247 – 1¢ Franklin – Blue – about 340 million issued – EDU: 11/5/94.
Scott 248 – 2¢ Washington Pink Type I – about 35 million issued sometime on or after 10/5/94 – EDU: 10/16/94.
Scott 249 – 2¢ Carmine Lake Type I – about 96 million issued – EDU: 10/11/94.
Scott 250 – 2¢ Carmine Type I – about 910 million issued – EDU: 10/15/94.
Scott 250a – 2¢ Rose Type I – EDU: 10/13/94 – see also: Distinguish the Types of the Two Cent Triangles.
Scott 253 – 3¢ Jackson – Purple – 20,214,300 issued on or after 9/24/94 – EDU: 10/20/94 (11/15/94 on cover).
Scott 254 – 4¢ Lincoln – Velvet Brown – 16,718,150 issued on or after 9/11/94 – EDU: 10/16/94 (12/5/94 on cover).
Scott 255 – 5¢ Grant – Brown – 30,688,840 issued sometime on or after 9/28/94 – EDU: 10/23/94.
Scott 256 – 6¢ Garfield – Chocolate – 5,120,800 issued sometime on or after July 18, 1894 – EKU: 8/11/94.
8¢ Sherman – there was an adequate supply of the ABNCo 8¢ stamp and the 1st Bureau 8¢ "triangles" were not issued until 1895.
Scott 258 – 10¢ Webster – Milori Green – 12,263,180 issued sometime on or after 9/17/94 – EDU: 11/19/94.
Scott 259 – 15¢ Clay – Dark Blue – 1,583,920 issued sometime on or after 10/15/94 – EDU: 12/6/94.
Scott 260 – 50¢ Jefferson – Orange – 175,330 issued – EDU: 12/12/94 (1/15/95 on cover).
Scott 261 – $1 Perry – Black – Type I – 26,284 issued – EDU: 1/18/95.
Scott 261A – $1 Perry – Type II – 8,762 issued – EDU: 3/22/95 – see also: Distinguish the Types of the $1 Perry Triangle.
Scott 262 – $2 Madison – Sapphire Blue – 10,027 issued – EDU: 7/6/95 (7/15/95 on cover).
Scott 263 – $5 Marshall – Dark Green – 6,251 issued – EDU: 7/6/96.
See also: Designs of 1898.
Commemoratives: No new varieties of Commemorative stamps were issued in 1894.

Special Delivery Stamp Issued in 1894

Scott E4 – 10¢ Running Messenger of 1894 – Unwatermarked with Line Under “CENTS” – EDU: October 25, 1894.
Printed by the Bureau of Engraving & Printing on soft porous unwatermarked paper – Perf 12.
See also: Special Delivery Stamps.

Postage Due Stamps Issued in 1894 – 1st Bureau Issue

For images see: U.S. Postage Due Stamps of 1894.
Printed by the Bureau of Engraving & Printing on soft porous unwatermarked paper – Perf 12.
Scott J29 – 1¢ Vermilion – Design of 1894.
Scott J30 – 2¢ Deep Claret – Design of 1894.
Scott J31 – 1¢ Deep Claret – Design of 1894 – Issue date: August 14, 1894.
Scott J32 – 2¢ Deep Claret – Design of 1894 – Issue date: July 20, 1894.
Scott J35 – 10¢ Deep Claret – Design of 1894 – Issue date: September 24, 1894.
The 30¢ and 50¢ 1st Bureau Postage Dues were not issued until 1895.

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