The Treasury Department Stamp Designs of 1873

The 1¢, 2¢, and 3¢ stamps were printed on plates of 200 stamps and cut into two panes of 100 stamps.
The 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 Continental Treasury Official stamps range in color from yellow brown to dark brown, with brown listed as the major color variety. The 15¢ is not listed in the darker shades. The 3¢, 6¢ 10¢, 30¢ and 90¢ Treasury Department 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 Treasury Official Stamps
Cat. # O74 – Continental Bank Note Treasury Department 3¢ Washington stamp.
Cat. # O109 -American Bank Note Treasury Department 3¢ stamp – Brown, yellow-brown.
Six Cent Treasury Official Stamps
Cat. # O75 – Continental Bank Note Treasury Department 6¢ Lincoln stamp.
Cat. # O110 – American Bank Note Treasury Department 6¢ stamp – brown, yellow brown, dark brown.
Ten Cent Treasury Official Stamps
Cat. # O77 – Continental Bank Note Treasury Department 10¢ Jefferson stamp.
Cat. # O111 – American Bank Note Treasury Department 10¢ stamp – brown, yellow brown, dark brown.
Thirty Cent Treasury Official Stamps
Cat. # O81 – Continental Bank Note Treasury Department 30¢ Hamilton stamp.
Cat. # O112 – American Bank Note Treasury Department 30¢ stamp – Brown.
Ninety Cent Treasury Official Stamps
Cat. # O82 – Continental Bank Note Treasury Department 90¢ Perry stamp.
Cat. # O113 – American Bank Note Treasury Department 90¢ stamp – Brown, dark brown.

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