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The Interior 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 90¢ Perry

Note that all but the 30¢ and 90¢ Interior Departmental stamps were issued again in 1879 by the American Bank Note Company on soft porous paper. 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 Interior Stamps
Cat. # O15 - Continental Bank Note Printing of the Interior Department 1¢ Franklin stamp - Dull to bright vermilion
Cat. # O96 -American Bank Note Printing of the Interior Department 1¢ Franklin stamp - Vermilion, pale vermilion

Two Cent Interior Stamps
Cat. # O16 -Continental Bank Note Printing of the Interior Department 2¢ Jackson stamp - Dull to bright vermilion
Cat. # O97 - American Bank Note Printing of the Interior Dept. 2¢ Jackson stamp - Vermilion, pale vermilion, scarlet vermilion

Three Cent Interior Stamps
Cat. # O17 - Continental Bank Note Printing of the Interior Department 3¢ Washington stamp - Dull to bright vermilion
Cat. # O98 -American Bank Note Printing of the Interior Department 3¢ Washington stamp - Vermilion, pale vermilion

Six Cent Interior Stamps
Cat. # O18 -Continental Bank Note Printing of the Interior Dept. 6¢ Lincoln stamp - Dull to bright vermilion, scarlet vermilion
Cat. # O99 -American Bank Note Printing of the Interior Dept. 6¢ Lincoln stamp - Vermilion, pale vermilion, scarlet vermilion

Ten Cent Interior Stamps
Cat. # O19 - Continental Bank Note Printing of the Interior Department 10¢ Jefferson stamp - Dull to bright vermilion
Cat. # O100 - American Bank Note Printing of the Interior Department 10¢ Jefferson stamp - Vermilion, pale vermilion

Twelve Cent Interior Stamps
Cat. # O20 - Continental Bank Note Printing of the Interior Department 12¢ Clay stamp - Vermilion to bright vermilion
Cat. # O101 - American Bank Note Printing of the Interior Department 12¢ Clay stamp - Vermilion, pale vermilion

Fifteen Cent Interior Stamps
Cat. # O21 - Continental Bank Note Printing of the Interior Department 15¢ Webster stamp - Vermilion to bright vermilion
Cat. # O102 - American Bank Note Printing of the Interior Department 15¢ Webster stamp - Vermilion

Twenty-four Cent Interior Stamps
Cat. # O22 - Continental Bank Note Printing of the Interior Department 24¢ Cat. # stamp - Dull to bright vermilion
Cat. # O103 - American Bank Note Printing of the Interior Department 24¢ Cat. # stamp - Vermilion

Thirty Cent Interior Stamp (Continental only)
Cat. # O23 - Continental Bank Note Printing of the Interior Department 30¢ Hamilton stamp - Vermilion to bright vermilion

Ninety Cent Interior Stamp (Continental only)
Cat. # O24 - Continental Bank Note Printing of the Interior Department 90¢ Perry stamp - Vermilion to bright vermilion


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