U.S. Interior Department Official Stamps

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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