Return To Catalogue - United States Overview - USA 1847-1868
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1 c brown (Franklin) 2 c brown (pony express) 3 c blue (train) 6 c blue (Washington) 10 c yellow (arms with eagle) 12 c green (ship) 15 c brown and blue (landing of Columbus) 24 c green and violet (independence declaration) 30 c blue and red (arms with eagle) 90 c red and black (Lincoln)
These stamps have perforation 12. Usually issued with an embossed grille pattern. The 15 c, 24 c and 30 c exist with inverted center (RRR).
Value of the stamps
vc = very common c = common * = not so common ** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon R = rare RR = very rare RRR = extremely rare
|15 c||RR||R||Two types, differing in frame below 'POSTAGE'|
1 c blue (Franklin) 2 c brown (Jackson) 2 c red (Jackson) 3 c green (Washington) 3 c red (Washington) 5 c blue (Taylor) 5 c brown (Garfield) 5 c blue (Garfield) 6 c red (Lincoln) 7 c red (Stanton) 10 c brown (Jefferson) 12 c violet (Clay) 15 c orange (Webster) 24 c violet (Scott) 30 c black (Hamilton) 30 c brown (Hamilton) 90 c red (Perry) 90 c violet (Perry)
Some of these stamps exist with an embossed 'grill', however, these grills have been forged!
(Faked grill on a 10 c stamp, front and backside)
A so-called Hialeah forgery of the 2 c red value, made with a computer scanner and printer (reduced size)
1 c blue 2 c red 2 c green 4 c green 4 c red