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The State Department Stamp Designs of 1873
All were printed on 100-subject plates except the dollar values which were printed on 10-subject plates
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 7¢ Stanton 10¢ Jefferson

12¢ Clay 15¢ Webster 24¢ Cat. # 30¢ Hamilton 90¢ Perry

$2 Seward $5 Seward $10 Seward $20 Seward

The colors for the individual State Department Officials are listed below. Note that the first color listed is the most common color for that denomination. No State Department officials were issued by the American Bank Note Co.

Cat. # O57 - 1¢ Dark green, light green, dark yellow green
Cat. # O58 - 2¢ Dark green, yellow green to dark yellow green
Cat. # O59 - 3¢ Bright green, dark green, yellow green
Cat. # O60 - 6¢ Bright green, dark green, yellow green
Cat. # O61 - 7¢ Dark green, dark yellow green
Cat. # O62 - 10¢ Dark green, bright green, yellow green
Cat. # O63 - 12¢ Dark green, dark yellow green
Cat. # O64 - 15¢ Dark green, dark yellow green
Cat. # O65 - 24¢ Dark green, dark yellow green
Cat. # O66 - 30¢ Dark green, dark yellow green
Cat. # O67 - 90¢ Dark green, light green, dark yellow green
Cat. # O68 - $2 Green and black, yellow green and black
Cat. # O69 - $5 Green and black, yellow green and black
Cat. # O70 - $10 Green and black, yellow green and black
Cat. # O71 - $20 Green and black, yellow green and black


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