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The Agriculture Departmental Stamp Designs of 1873
Plates of 100 stamps - Perforated 12 - Issued July 3, 1873
Printed by the Continental Bank Note Company on "thin, hard" whitish paper
Scroll over the image to get the Cat. # number of the stamp illustrated.

1¢ Franklin 2¢ Jackson 3¢ Washington 6¢ Lincoln 10¢ Jefferson

12¢ Clay 15¢ Webster 24¢ Cat. # 30¢ Hamilton

The Continental Agriculture stamps range in color from yellow to golden yellow to olive yellow. The 1¢ and 3¢ Agriculture officials were also issued in 1879 by the American Bank Note Company on soft porous paper and are found in yellow only. The stamps are distinguished by paper type, the Continental stamps are on thin hard paper and the American stamps on soft porous paper:

see: Bank Note Paper Types

One Cent Agriculture Stamps
Cat. # O1 - Continental Bank Note Printing of the Agriculture Department 1¢ Franklin stamp
Cat. # O94 - American Bank Note Printing of the Agriculture Department 1¢ Franklin stamp

Three Cent Agriculture Stamps
Cat. # O3 - Continental Bank Note Printing of the Agriculture Department 3¢ Washington stamp
Cat. # O95 - American Bank Note Printing of the Agriculture Department 3¢ Washington stamp


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