1883 US Postage Stamps

1883 2¢ - #210


George Washington
2¢ - Orange brown
4,300,000,000 - Scott #210 - 1883

Value

Used: $0.20
No postmark with gum (MH): $5-$12
Full perfect gum, no postmark, no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH): $25-$45

In 1882 the inland letter rate was reduced from three to two cents and, as Washington had been associated for many years with the stamp which franked the internal correspondence it was decided to transfer his profile from the 3 cents to the 2 cents value. Accordingly, a new design was prepared, for the 2 cents bearing his bust and Jackson, dethroned from the 2 cents, was given a place on the 4 cents (#211), which was a new value.

 

1883 US Postage Stamps