1893 10c Columbian Exposition,Messenger Running, Orange

# E3 - 1893 10c Columbian Exposition - Messenger Running, Orange

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U.S. #E3
1893 10¢ Messenger Running
Special Delivery

Issue Date: January 24, 1893
City: Washington, DC
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Engraved
Perforations:
12
Color: Orange

Although it was not issued solely for the Columbian Exposition, U.S. #E3 is considered a part of that issue. 

Because the then-current blue Messenger Running stamp  (#E2) was easily confused with the 1¢ Columbian, the Columbian Exposition special delivery stamp was printed in orange. 
 
Special Delivery Service
a Revolution in Communication

Special Delivery stamps were pre-payments added to the regular “lawful postage” for an extra service – immediate delivery of a letter within one mile of any special delivery post office. These special post offices were those with free routine delivery service or in larger communities with 4,000 or more people.

First available in 1885, the Special Delivery service was extremely popular. At first, the service was available from 7 a.m. to midnight. The following year, the hours changed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The service was so successful that in 1886, every U.S. post office began to offer Special Delivery.

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U.S. #E3
1893 10¢ Messenger Running
Special Delivery

Issue Date: January 24, 1893
City: Washington, DC
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Engraved
Perforations:
12
Color: Orange

Although it was not issued solely for the Columbian Exposition, U.S. #E3 is considered a part of that issue. 

Because the then-current blue Messenger Running stamp  (#E2) was easily confused with the 1¢ Columbian, the Columbian Exposition special delivery stamp was printed in orange. 
 
Special Delivery Service
a Revolution in Communication

Special Delivery stamps were pre-payments added to the regular “lawful postage” for an extra service – immediate delivery of a letter within one mile of any special delivery post office. These special post offices were those with free routine delivery service or in larger communities with 4,000 or more people.

First available in 1885, the Special Delivery service was extremely popular. At first, the service was available from 7 a.m. to midnight. The following year, the hours changed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The service was so successful that in 1886, every U.S. post office began to offer Special Delivery.