U.S. Department of War Official Stamps

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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