Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1896

President: Grover Cleveland · Postmaster General: William L. Wilson.
Domestic Letter Rate: 2¢ per oz. · Card Rate: 1¢ · Registry Fee: 8¢ · Foreign Rate: 5¢.
Admitted to the Union: Utah on January 4, 1896.

The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1896:

No new varieties of U.S. regular issue stamps were issued in 1896.
No new varieties of U.S. commemorative stamps were issued in 1896.
No new varieties of the U.S. Special Delivery stamps were issued in 1896.

U.S. Postage Due Stamps of 1896

Printed by the Bureau of Engraving & Printing on soft porous double-line watermarked paper.
Scott J44 – 50¢ Deep Claret – Design of 1894 – Issue date: March 17, 1896.

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