#246//255 – 1894 1-5c Bureau of Engraving and Printing First Issues - Unwatermarked (8 stamps)

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- Unused Stamp(s) (small flaws)
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First Bureau Issues from 1894, Unwatermarked


In 1894, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, the Bureau submitted a bid for the contract to print the new series of postage stamps.  Their bid was almost $7,000 less than the lowest bid submitted by the three private companies also competing for the contract.  Despite loud protests that the Bureau was not capable of producing the stamps, they were awarded the contract.

The BEP used the same dies previously used by the American Bank Note Company for their first series of stamps, but made small changes to them so the stamps could be distinguished from the previous issues.  The BEP printed its first postage stamps July 1, 1894. 
Set includes Scott numbers:
246
247
248
249
250
251
254
255

 
 
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First Bureau Issues from 1894, Unwatermarked


In 1894, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, the Bureau submitted a bid for the contract to print the new series of postage stamps.  Their bid was almost $7,000 less than the lowest bid submitted by the three private companies also competing for the contract.  Despite loud protests that the Bureau was not capable of producing the stamps, they were awarded the contract.

The BEP used the same dies previously used by the American Bank Note Company for their first series of stamps, but made small changes to them so the stamps could be distinguished from the previous issues.  The BEP printed its first postage stamps July 1, 1894. 

Set includes Scott numbers:
246
247
248
249
250
251
254
255