1890–93

The were in use for nearly two decades, but in 1890 the American Bank Note Company produced 10 designs in a smaller size that the United States still uses for definitive stamps today. The stamps ranged in value from 1¢ to 90¢, and in 1893, an 8¢ stamp picturing General William T. Sherman was added to the set.

The American Bank Note Company went on to print the , but in 1894, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing took over the production of all U.S. postage stamps. The 1890–93 designs with some additional engraving would serve as the basis for the first Bureau issue.

Blue 1-cent U.S. postage stamp picturing Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
Red 2-cent U.S. postage stamp picturing George Washington
George Washington
Purple 3-cent U.S. postage stamp picturing Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson
Brown 4-cent U.S. postage stamp picturing Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
Brown 5-cent U.S. postage stamp picturing Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant
Brown red 6-cent U.S. postage stamp picturing James A. Garfield
James A. Garfield
Lilac 8-cent U.S. postage stamp picturing William T. Sherman
William T. Sherman
Green 10-cent U.S. postage stamp picturing Daniel Webster
Daniel Webster
Blue 15-cent U.S. postage stamp picturing Henry Clay
Henry Clay

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