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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