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The Justice Department 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 

All of the stamps were issued in purple. The 1¢, 3¢, 12¢ and 90¢ stamps range in color from purple to dark purple. The 2¢ and 6¢ stamps range from light purple to purple. The 3¢, 6¢, and 10¢ stamps are found in a bluish purple as well.

The 3¢ and 6¢ Justice Official stamps were also issued 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


Three Cent Justice Stamps
Cat. # O27 - Continental Bank Note Printing of the Justice Department 3¢ Washington stamp
Cat. # O106 - American Bank Note Printing of the Justice Dept. 3¢ Washington stamp - Bluish to deep bluish purple

Six Cent Justice Stamps
Cat. # O28 - Continental Bank Note Printing of the Justice Department 6¢ Lincoln stamp
Cat. # O107 - American Bank Note Printing of the Justice Dept. 6¢ Lincoln stamp - Bluish purple


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