Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1895

President: Grover Cleveland · Postmasters General: Jan. 1 – Feb. 28: Wilson Bissell · Mar. 1 – Dec. 31: Wm. Wilson.
Domestic Letter Rate: 2¢ per oz. · Card Rate: 1¢ · Registry Fee: 8¢ · Foreign Rate: 5¢.

Unwatermarked Ordinary Postage Stamps First Issued in 1895

Printed by the Bureau of Engraving & Printing on soft porous unwatermarked paper – Perf 12 – 400 Subject Plates.
Scott 250 – 2¢ Washington – Scarlet – Type I – EDU: 1/17/95.
Scott 251 – 2¢ Washington – Carmine – Type II – EDU: 2/12/95 (2/16/95 on cover)- about 97 million issued.
Scott 251a – 2¢ Washington – Scarlet – Type II- EDU: 2/19/95.
Scott 252 – 2¢ Washington – Carmine – Type III – EDU: 4/2/95 (4/5/95 on cover) – about 83 million issued.
Scott 252a – 2¢ Washington – Scarlet – Type III – EDU: 4/17/95.
Scott 257 – 8¢ Sherman – Violet Brown Watermarked Double-line ScottPS – 2,426,100 issued – EDU: 5/8/95.

Double-line Watermarked

Printed by the BEP on soft porous watermarked paper.
Perf 12 – 200 Subject Plates – The 1¢, 2¢, and 10¢ stamps were printed on 400 subject plates.
Scott 264 – 1¢ Franklin – Blue -EDU: 5/16/95 – nearly 2 billion issued.
Scott 265 – 2¢ Washington – Type I – EDU: 5/2/95- about 300 million issued.
Scott 266 – 2¢ Washington – Type II – EDU: 5/27/95 – about 125 million issued.
Scott 267 – 2¢ Washington – Type III – EDU: 5/31/95 – about 7.5 billion issued – Types of the 2¢ Triangles.
Scott 267a – 2¢ Washington – Type III – Pink – – EDU: 12/8/97.
Scott 267b – 2¢ Washington – Type III – Vermilion.
Scott 267c – 2¢ Washington – Type III – Rose Carmine .
Scott 268 – 3¢ Jackson – Purple -EDU: 1/31/96 – about 203 million issued.
Scott 269 – 4¢ Lincoln – Dark Brown – EDU: 7/22/95 – about 78 million issued.
Scott 270 – 5¢ Grant – Light Brown to Chocolate Brown – EDU: 9/12/95 – about 124 million issued.
Scott 271 – 6¢ Garfield – Dull Brown to Light Maroon – EDU: 9/14/95 – about 21 million issued.
Scott 271a – 6¢ Garfield – Dull Brown to Light Maroon – with USIR watermark.
Scott 272 – 8¢ Sherman – Violet Brown to Lilac – EDU: 9/11/95 – about 96 million issued.
Scott 272a – 8¢ Sherman – Violet Brown to Lilac – with USIR watermark.
Scott 273 – 10¢ Webster – Milori Green to Dark Green – EDU: 7/25/95 – about 60 million issued.
Scott 274 – 15¢ Clay – Dark Blue – EDU: 5/5/96 – about 7 million issued.
Scott 275 – 50¢ Jefferson – Orange- EDU: 2/27/97 – about 1 million issued.
Scott 275a – 50¢ Jefferson – Red Orange – This is a distinctive color and identifies the stamp as the Scott 275.
Scott 276 – $1 Commodore Perry – Black – Type I – EDU: 3/1/98 – 192,449 issued.
Scott 276A – $1 Commodore Perry – Type II – EDU: 4/6/96 – 63,803 issued – Types of the $1 Perry Triangle.
Scott 277 – $2 Madison – Sapphire Blue – EDU: 7/18/95 – 31,720 issued.
Scott 277a – $2 Madison – Dark Blue.
Scott 278 – $5 Marshall – Dark Green – EDU: 11/3/96 – 26,965 issued.
Commemoratives: No new varieties of U.S. commemorative stamps were issued in 1895.

Special Delivery:

Printed by the Bureau of Engraving & Printing on soft porous double-line watermarked paper.
Scott E5 – 10¢ Running Messenger of 1894 Design – Issue date: August 16, 1895.

Unwatermarked Postage Dues:

See Postage Dues Designs of 1894.
Printed by the Bureau of Engraving & Printing on soft porous unwatermarked paper.
Scott J33 – 3¢ Deep Claret – Design of 1894 – Issue date: April 27, 1895.
Scott J34 – 5¢ Deep Claret – Design of 1894 – Issue date: April 27, 1895.
Scott J36 – 30¢ Deep Claret – Design of 1894 – Issue date: April 27, 1895.
Scott J36 – 30¢ Carmine – Design of 1894.
Scott J36 – 30¢ Pale Rose – Design of 1894.
Scott J37 – 50¢ Deep Claret – Design of 1894 – Issue date: April 27, 1895.
Scott J37 – 50¢ Pale Rose – Design of 1894.

Watermarked Postage Dues:

See Postage Dues Designs of 1894.
Printed by the Bureau of Engraving & Printing on soft porous double-line watermarked paper.
Scott J38 – 1¢ Deep Claret – Design of 1894 – Issue date: August 29, 1895.
Scott J39 – 2¢ Deep Claret – Design of 1894 – Issue date: September 14, 1895.
Scott J40 – 3¢ Deep Claret – Design of 1894 – Issue date: October 30, 1895.
Scott J41 – 5¢ Deep Claret – Design of 1894 – Issue date: October 15, 1895.
Scott J42 – 10¢ Deep Claret – Design of 1894 – Issue date: September 14, 1895.

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