Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1916

President: Woodrow Wilson · Postmaster General: Albert S. Burleson.
Domestic Letter Rate: 2¢ per oz. · Postcard Rate: 1¢ · Registry Fee: 10¢ · Foreign Rate: 5¢.
The Special Delivery Issue of 1916 – Unwatermarked Perforated 10.
Flat Plate – Perf 10 – 200 Subject Plates – Earliest Known Use: November 4, 1916.

10¢ Special Delivery of 1916.

Although this stamp was issued on October 19, 1916, the earliest known covers are from November 4. This stamp marks the change from watermarked to unwatermarked paper, the same change that the ordinary stamps, the perf 10 unwatermarked Washington Franklins, and the 1¢ and 2¢ Postage Dues underwent in 1916. Since the U.S. Post Office Department did not recognize these stamps as separate issues, no records were kept distinguishing quantities issued.

The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1916:

No new varieties of commemorative stamps were issued in 1916.

Ordinary issue:

Scott 456 – 3¢ Washington rotary coil.
perf 10 vert. S/L Wmk Type I – EKU: 4/13/16
Scott 458 – 5¢ Washington rotary coil perf 10 vert. S/L Wmk -EDU: 4/6/16
Scott 462 – 1¢ Washington perf 10 unwatermarked – EKU: 10/25/16
Scott 462a – 1¢ Washington perf 10 No Wmk. Booklet (pane) – EDU: 4/5/17
Scott 463 – 2¢ Washington perf 10 unwatermarked – EKU: 9/12/16
Scott 463a – 2¢ Washington perf 10 No Wmk. Booklet (pane) – EKU: 12/3/16
Scott 464 – 3¢ Washington perf 10 unwatermarked – EDU: 3/9/17
Scott 465 – 4¢ Washington perf 10 unwatermarked – EKU: 2/18/17
Scott 466 – 5¢ Washington perf 10 unwatermarked – EDU: 12/7/16
Scott 468 – 6¢ Washington perf 10 unwatermarked – EDU: 4/19/17
Scott 469 – 7¢ Washington perf 10 unwatermarked – EDU: 2/19/17
Scott 470 – 8¢ Franklin perf 10 unwatermarked – EDU: 2/13/17
Scott 471 – 9¢ Franklin perf 10 unwatermarked – EDU: 12/27/17
Scott 472 – 10¢ Franklin perf 10 unwatermarked – EDU: 10/24/16
Scott 473 – 11¢ Franklin perf 10 unwatermarked – EKU: 4/13/17
Scott 474 – 12¢ Franklin perf 10 unwatermarked – EKU: 10/6/16
Scott 475 – 15¢ Franklin perf 10 unwatermarked – EKU: 3/2/17
Scott 476 – 20¢ Franklin perf 10 unwatermarked – EKU: unknown
Scott 478 – $1 Franklin perf 10 unwatermarked – EDU: 5/24/17
Scott 481 – 1¢ Washington flat plate imperforate – EDU: 11/17/16
Scott 482 – 2¢ Washington flat plate imperforate Type I – EKU: 1/9/17
Scott 487 – 2¢ Washington rot. coil perf 10 horiz. No Wmk Type II – EDU: 9/21/17
Scott 490 – 1¢ Washington rot. coil perf 10 vert. No Wmk – EDU: 3/16/17
Scott 491 – 2¢ Washington rot. coil perf 10 vert. No Wmk Type II – EDU: 1/2/17
Scott 492 – 2¢ Washington rot. coil perf 10 vert. No Wmk Type III – EDU: 4/1/17

Special Delivery:

Scott E10 – 10¢ Bicycle perf 10 unwatermarked – EKU: 11/4/16.

Postage Dues:

Scott J59 – 1¢ Postage Due perf 10 unwatermarked.
Scott J60 – 2¢ Postage Due perf 10 unwatermarked.

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