1898 Universal Postal Union Colors #279-284

1898 Universal Postal Union Colors #279-284
In 1898, the Universal Postal Union recommended the color-coding of several denominations to simplify the sorting of mail. Green was used for 1¢ post card stamps, red for 2¢ domestic first-class letter stamps, and blue for 5¢ or international mail postage.

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  1. # 279 - 1¢ Franklin - deep green
    mint
    $12.00
    used
    $0.40
  2. # 279B - 2¢ Washington - red Type IV
    mint
    $12.00
    used
    $0.40
  3. # 280 - 4¢ Lincoln - rose brown
    mint
    $37.00
    used
    $3.00
  4. # 281 - 5¢ Grant - dark blue
    mint
    $42.00
    used
    $2.00
  5. # 282 - 6¢ Garfield - lake
    mint
    $60.00
    used
    $5.75
  6. # 282C - 10¢ Webster - brown Type I
    mint
    $225.00
    used
    $6.00
  7. # 283 - 10¢ Webster - orange brown Type II
    mint
    $175.00
    used
    $6.00
  8. # 284 - 15¢ Clay - olive green
    mint
    $180.00
    used
    $12.50