A new series of postage stamps to commemorate the founding of Jamestown, the tercentennial of which was celebrated during 1907, was issued beginning April 25, 1907. Continue reading “Jamestown Commemorative Stamps — Issue of 1907”
Beginning April 21, a series of postage stamps to commemorate the Louisiana purchase was issued for sale during the term of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, from May 1 to December 1, 1904. Continue reading “Louisiana Purchase Commemorative Stamps — Issue of 1904”
This series of postage stamps, known as the 1902 series, was issued to replace the series of 1894. After the new 2-cent stamp was issued it was decided that a more artistic design could be made, and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing was requested to prepare one. This improved design was first issued to postmasters on November 12, 1903. Continue reading “Ordinary Postage Stamps — Issue 1902-3”
The issue of these stamps began June 10 and ceased December 31. 1898.
On February 1, 1895, a new series of these stamps was introduced, retaining the central allegorical illustrations, reduced and surrounded by new designs by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, by which they were engraved and printed. Continue reading “Newspaper and Periodical Stamps of 1895”
Those stamps given in italics were changed in color only, as shown in the next line below that italicized.
As the special-delivery stamp closely resembled the 1-cent and 4-cent Columbian stamps, giving rise to mistakes in the payment of postage and the treatment of mail matter, its color was changed from blue to orange January 24, 1893, and so continued to January 5, 1894, when the printing in blue was resumed. Continue reading “Special-Delivery Stamp (10-cent) and Columbian Series – Issue of 1983”
One-cent. — Profile bust, after Ceracchi, of Benjamin Franklin, looking to the left, on an ellipse, with a dark background and narrow white border, immediately above which, set in a panel conforming to the elliptical curve, are the words “United States postage” in white capitals, and below which, in slightly larger and shaded letters, arranged in a waved line running nearly the whole width of the stamp, are the words “One cent.” Continue reading “Ordinary Postage Stamps – Issue of 1890”