134, 145, 156 Franklin 135, 146, 157 Jackson 136, 147, 158 Washington 137, 148, 159 Lincoln 138, 149, 160 Stanton 139, 150, 161 Jefferson 151, 162 Clay 141, 152, 163, 189 Webster 153 Scott 143, 154, 165, 190 Hamilton 144, 155, 166, 191 Perry 178, 183 Jackson 179, 185 Taylor 182, 206 Franklin 184, 207 Washington 186, 208 Lincoln 187, 188, 209 Jefferson 205 Garfield 210 Washington 211 Jackson When Continental Bank Note Co. began printing stamps in 1873, “secret marks” were added as follows: #156 The “pearl” to the left of the numeral “1” has a small crescent in its bottom half. #157 Scroll lines above “U.S.” at the top of the design are joined with a small diagonal line.* #158 Lower part of ribbon at left bottom of numeral “3” is heavily shaded. #159 The first 4 vertical lines in the lower part of the ribbon to the left of the “six” are darker. #160 Small semi-circles cover the tips of the opening in the ornament at the bottom-right corner. #161 Small crescent cut into the ball directly under “E” of POSTAGE. #162 The balls in the numeral “2” are crescent, rather than round, making a much more ornate script. #163 The triangle in the upper-left corner has two lines which have been darkened to form a V.* #165 No secret marks, but the Continental is gray-black, while the National 30¢ is black. #166 Color difference only – rose carmine ink was used instead of the original carmine. *Often, the secret marks on #157 and #163 are not visible and the stamps must be distinguished by color. 6 Bank Notes 1870-88 “Bank Note” Stamps… A Fascinating Area of Philately! Because the 1869 Pictorial Series was unpopular, new stamps were issued the following year. Nicknamed the “Bank Notes,” this series was printed by three prominent bank note printing companies – the National, Continental, and American Bank Note Companies, in that order. Scott Number Mint Used 1870-71 National Bank Note Printing Ior H Grill (134-141) H Grill (143-44) 134 1¢ ultramarine........... $1,250.00 $275.00 135 2¢ red brown............. 750.00 90.00 136 3¢ green.................... 525.00 32.50 137 6¢ carmine ................ 2,500.00 525.00 138 7¢ vermilion............... 1,800.00 525.00 139 10¢ brown ................. 2,750.00 800.00 141 15¢ orange................ 3,500.00 1,250.00 143 30¢ black................... 8,250.00 3,500.00 144 90¢ carmine .............. 9,000.00 2,500.00 1870-71 National Bank Note Printingwithout Grill 145 1¢ ultramarine........... 325.00 27.50 146 2¢ red brown............. 275.00 15.00 147 3¢ green.................... 240.00 2.00 148 6¢ carmine ................ 450.00 29.50 149 7¢ vermilion............... 525.00 95.00 150 10¢ brown ................. 750.00 35.00 151 12¢ dull violet............ 1,100.00 160.00 152 15¢ bright orange...... 1,200.00 210.00 153 24¢ purple................. 1,100.00 195.00 154 30¢ black................... 3,000.00 300.00 155 90¢ carmine .............. 2,750.00 375.00 1873 Continental Bank Note Printingwith Secret Marks 156 1¢ ultramarine........... 210.00 4.50 157 2¢ brown ................... 250.00 17.50 158 3¢ green.................... 130.00 .80 159 6¢ dull pink................ 350.00 17.50 160 7¢ orange vermilion .. 650.00 100.00 161 10¢ brown ................. 500.00 22.50 162 12¢ black violet ......... 1,150.00 125.00 163 15¢ yellow orange..... 1,250.00 110.00 165 30¢ gray black........... 1,400.00 105.00 166 90¢ rose carmine ...... 2,150.00 300.00 1875 178 2¢ vermilion............... 245.00 12.00 179 5¢ blue ...................... 400.00 27.50 1879 American Bank Note PrintingSoft Porous Yellowish-White Paper 182 1¢ dark ultramarine... 200.00 5.25 183 2¢ vermilion............... 105.00 4.25 184 3¢ green.................... 90.00 .80 185 5¢ blue ...................... 350.00 14.95 186 6¢ pink ...................... 650.00 25.00 187 10¢ brown (no secret mark)....... 1,500.00 42.50 188 10¢ brown (secret mark) 1,000.00 32.50 189 15¢ red orange.......... 245.00 29.00 190 30¢ full black............. 750.00 85.00 191 90¢ carmine .............. 1,450.00 350.00 1882 205 5¢ yellow brown ........ 205.00 9.00 1881-82 American Bank Note Printing 206 1¢ gray blue .............. 70.00 1.00 207 3¢ blue green............ 75.00 .75 208 6¢ rose...................... 425.00 115.00 209 10¢ brown ................. 170.00 5.95 1883 210 2¢ red brown............. 42.00 .60 211 4¢ blue green............ 190.00 20.00
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