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The War Department Stamps of 1873
The 2¢ and 3¢ stamps were printed on plates of 200 stamps and cut into two panes of 100 stamps
The 1¢, 6¢, 7¢, 10¢, 12¢, 15¢, 24¢, 30¢, and 90¢ stamps were printed on Plates of 100 stamps
Perforated 12 - Issued July 3, 1873 - Printed by the Continental Bank Note Co. 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

The 1¢, 2¢, 3¢, 6¢, 10¢, 12¢, and 30¢ War Department 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 War Department Official Stamps
Cat. # O83 - Continental Bank Note Printing of the War Department 1¢ Franklin - Rose to rose red
Cat. # O114 - American Bank Note Printing of the War Department 1¢ Franklin - Rose red, rose, dull rose red, brown rose

Two Cent War Department Official Stamps
Cat. # O84 -Continental Bank Note Printing of the War Department 2¢ Jackson - Rose to rose red
Cat. # O115 - American Bank Note Printing of the War Department 2¢ Jackson - Rose red, dark rose red, dull vermilion

Three Cent War Department Official Stamps
Cat. # O85 - Continental Bank Note Printing of the War Department 3¢ Washington - Rose to rose red
Cat. # O116 - American Bank Note Printing of the War Department 3¢ Washington - Rose red, dull rose red

Six Cent War Department Official Stamps
Cat. # O86 -Continental Bank Note Printing of the War Department 6¢ Lincoln - Rose to pale rose
Cat. # O117 -American Bank Note Printing of the War Department 6¢ Lincoln - Rose red, dull rose red, dull vermilion

Seven Cent War Department Official Stamps (Continental only)
Cat. # O87 -Continental Bank Note Printing of the War Department 7¢ Stanton - Rose, pale rose to rose red

Ten Cent
War Department Official Stamps
Cat. # O88 - Continental Bank Note Printing of the War Department 10¢ Jefferson - Rose to rose red
Cat. # O118 - American Bank Note Printing of the War Department 10¢ Jefferson - Rose red, dull rose red

Twelve Cent War Department Official Stamps
Cat. # O89 - Continental Bank Note Printing of the War Department 12¢ Clay - Rose
Cat. # O119 - American Bank Note Printing of the War Department 12¢ Clay - Rose red, dull rose red, brown rose

Fifteen Cent War Department Official Stamps (Continental only)
Cat. # O90 - Continental Bank Note Printing of the War Department 15¢ Webster - Rose, pale rose to rose red

Twenty-four Cent War Department Official Stamps (Continental only)
Cat. # O91 - Continental Bank Note Printing of the War Department 24¢ Cat. # - Rose, pale rose to rose red

Thirty Cent War Department Official Stamps
Cat. # O92 - Continental Bank Note Printing of the War Department 30¢ Hamilton - Rose to rose red
Cat. # O120 -American Bank Note Printing of the War Department 30¢ Hamilton - Rose, dull rose red

Ninety Cent
War Department Official Stamps (Continental only)
Cat. # O93- Continental Bank Note Printing of the War Department 90¢ Perry - Rose to rose red


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