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UNITED STATES 1869-1890

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1869 Rectangular stamps, Various designs

1 c brown Type I Type II

  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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 cRRR 
2 cR*** 
3 c**** 
6 cRRR 
10 cRRR 
12 cRRR 
15 cRRRTwo types, differing in frame below 'POSTAGE'
24 cRRRR 
30 cRRRRR 
90 c RRRRRR 


(Typical Cancellation)

 

1870 Inscription 'U.S. POSTAGE'


(Reduced size)

  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)

 

1875 Inscription 'United States Postage', large size

  1 c blue
  2 c red
  2 c green
  4 c green
  4 c red

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